Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Another Text Messaging Scandal?

Kitty Wants the Texting to Stop
Just when I thought we were done with all thing Kwame Kilpatrick-related, it turns out that we have another text message scandal to deal with in Detroit.

Interim Police Chief Ralph Godbee is the latest person to discover that text messages don't disappear after one sends them - even though he really should have known that by now.

Chief Godbee apologized yesterday for sending text messages of a "personal nature" to a colleague. This person then allegedly tried to "misuse these text messages to strike a deal with the City of Detroit."

According to WXYZ-TV, attorneys for former Police Chief Warren Evans tried to get his job back recently by sharing the texts sent to his girlfriend, Lt. Monique Patterson, by Godbee.

In late July, Evans' attorneys met with Deputy Mayor Saul Green, who oversees public safety for Mayor Dave Bing, and shared the messages sent by Godbee to Patterson using personal cellular telephones, according to WXYZ-TV. The content of those messages haven't been released publically. Patterson's texts to Godbee's phone were not included.

I just want to know: is another round of removal hearings, recalls, and such in our near future?

If so, I'd like to be the first to start negotiating a book deal on this one.

3 comments:

DAVID L. MALHALAB said...

Doesn't anyone LEARN - public officials should not use their job phone / or their personal phone to send inappropriate text messages...photos etc..

Obviously - Interim Detroit Police Chief Godbee - is a non learner / ignorant too - he may have gotten played by Patterson / Evans - but he didn't have to PLAY. He should have used common sense! He deserves what he gets and that is not the Chief of Police job...

Bing said he wanted a National Search for Police Chief - now put the money into the budget and get to work -

Detroit does not need another INBRED police chief - Detroit needs an nationally respected - ethically unchallenged police chief - no one in DPD fits the requirements.

Detroit needs leaders not talk...It's time to 'do the right thing' - to walk the walk.

Godbee should resign today or take a demotion - He no longer has the morale authority or respect to lead the police department.
God Bless Detroit - Amen

whatthehelen said...

I completely agree with Mr. Malhalab's comments concerning Chief Godbee. But I have to wonder about this Patterson woman. Did she actually agree to let these messages be known? Yuck. I certainly would not like to let the entire city know I was sleeping with a variety of men.

DAVID L. MALHALAB said...

LET IT RIP...FOX 2 NEWS
AUGUST 12...TO WATCH A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE DPD SEX/TEXT SCANDAL.
GO TO FOX2DETROIT.COM - CLICK, NEWS
- SCROWL OVER TO 'LET IT RIP' CLICK ON AUGUST 12..