The “Motor City” has seen yet again another scandal in its Police Department. Looks like they will be moving on to its 5th Police Chief in the past 4 years. Ralph Godbee has resigned from his position as Detroit Police Chief after news of an affair with a subordinate. Angelica Robinson, an internal affairs officer, and Godbee had been in a relationship for a year before she tried ending it with the former Police Chief. He apparently was upset by the breakup and went to a conference in California with another woman. Oh yeah, he’s also married. Ms. Robinson must have been angry because she posted a picture of herself on Twitter with her weapon in her mouth threatening to end her life. Authorities tracked her cell phone and have had surveillance on her since. Mayor Dave Bing got wind of the incident and suspended Godbee for 30 days. He decided to overrule the Board of Police Commissioners and discipline Godbee on his own, since he appointed him to Police Chief just two years ago.
This is not Godbee’s first sex scandal and was reported dating Monique Patterson before he was appointed Police Chief. Patterson accused former Police Chief Evans of a sexual relationship where he was eventually fired from the department because of it. In this case, Mayor Bing believes that Godbee has done the right thing by stepping down and avoiding further problems. Angelica Robinson can’t say the same. She claims Godbee is, “a sex addict and loves to have sex with different women.” I guess she fell into his sex trap.
The Detroit Police Department needs to get its act together. If Ralph Godbee is the 4th Police Chief in the past four years maybe the city and Board of Police Commissioners should try new approach. I have no advice for that since I have no criminal justice experience whatsoever. But seriously? Do some background checks and if your department can locate a woman through her cell phone I am sure they can find out some more information on their Police of Chief.