Detroit has yet another high-ranking scandal this week. This time it is the Police Chief Ralph Godbee who has been suspended with pay after a subordinate officer Angelica Robinson was seen on Twitter with her service weapon in her mouth. Godbee replaced Police Chief Warren Evans, who was fired in 2010 after . . . you guessed it . . . he had an affair with a subordinate officer. By the way, Robinson worked at Internal Affairs, the office that investigates misconduct by officers.
Godbee who is married reportedly placed Robinson under surveillance and Robinson has publicly accused Godbee of being a “sex addict.”
To make matters worse, Robinson reportedly claims that she wanted to end the relationship with her ultimate boss but that he would not let it end. Robinson is also married and says that she was in the affair for about a year. Godbee has now separated from his wife.
News reports indicate that the prior chief Evans was romantically involved with Lt. Monique Patterson. Now it is claimed that Godbee also had a sexual relationship with Patterson before she began her relationship with Evans. At the time she was Godbee’s direct subordinate. Godbee then replaced Evans who was fired in part due to the relationship with Patterson, who Godbee also had a relationship.
None of this seems to produce any serious changes in Detroit which continues to elect and appoint officials who are corrupt, incompetent, or depraved . . . or all of the above. (here and here and here and here). Unable to pay bills, the city has left whole areas without street lighting and even proposed allowing buildings to burn rather than spend the money on fire fighters. The city is slowly drifting back to a pre-industrial state and yet the only growing industry is political scandals and criminal investigations.
Source: Daily Mail