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.
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