City of Detroit Too Broke To Find New Police Chief
City doesn't have enough cash to continue search.
It's still cold in the D.
The city of Detroit's search for a new police chief has come to a halt because they don't have enough money to pay firms conducting the search. The cost is expected to be $68,000.
"Due to the financial condition of the city, we have not identified money to pay for the search, which was not anticipated and therefore not budgeted," says Deputy Mayor Kirk Lewis. "But we will use all of our efforts to seek funds to support this process."
Detroit has been on a scramble to find a new police chief after Ralph Godbee Jr. resigned when he was caught having an affair with another officer.
Prior to new changes in the city charter saying that the Board of Police Commissioners has to submit a list of candidates to the mayor, the mayor himself picked the new chief himself.