Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sex Scandal Brewing with Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee at the Center

Stock Photo by Michal Zacharzewski
WXYZ-TV is reporting that a major sex scandal is brewing within Detroit city government and that Chief Ralph Godbee of the Detroit Police Department is at the center of it. Their full report is available on-line here.

The big question, in my opinion, is whether this is a purely organic thing or if those in Mayor Dave Bing's inner circle have realized that they don't have a snowball's chance in hell of keeping their jobs past next November unless they make drastic changes within DPD?

If it's the later option then that means they've likely planted this story, which, in turn, makes me wonder wonder what Chief Godbee will do in retaliation. He does not seem like the sort to go quietly into that goodnight, unless he collects a payoff that Mayor Bing's crew probably can't afford to pay him at the moment.

It will be interesting to see who backs off first. Do those in Mayor Bing's inner circle find a way to muscle him out in order to save their own jobs? Or does Chief Godbee manage to hold on for a few more months?

Update @ 4:28 p.m.
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Chief Godbee has been suspended for 30 days pending the outcome of an investigation into his affair with another police officer under his command. Assistant Chief Chester Logan will assume the responsibilities of chief of police during the interim.

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