Detroit is being rocked with scandal again. First former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s illicit affairs, now two of Detroits top cops are caught up in a sexting scandal. The former chief of police and the MARRIED interim police chief were involved with the same
jumpoff woman, who is a subordinate on the police force.
Former Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans says his girlfriend was involved with his married replacement — and he has text messages to prove it.
Evans’ relationship with Lt. Monique Patterson, a subordinate, was reportedly one of many deciding factors in his forced resignation. Evans was replaced by Assistant Chief Ralph Godbee, who is serving in the post on an interim basis.
The fallout from Evans and Patterson’s relationship — which was displayed all over Facebook — allegedly led to one police officer being wrongfully demoted. That officer has since filed suit against the city.
Now, Evans has hit back, telling news outlets that he would be given a city position if he kept secret an alleged affair between Godbee and Patterson. Evans has reportedly showed top city officials the texts between the two officers.
“The text messages clearly show that there was a personal relationship between Chief Godbee and Monique, and that there certainly is the strong implication that he was going to help her career in conjunction with the relationship that they were having, attorney Mark Zausmer, who represents Evans, told Fox 2.
Deputy Detroit Mayor Saul Green told WXYZ that he has seen the texts, and that they are of a “personal nature.”
As for Godbee, he has released a statement obtained by WDIV acknowledging the texts from “my personal phone” and that “I apologize to my family. I thank Mayor Bing, Deputy Mayor Green and this administration for the confidence in my professional abilities to work as Interim Chief of Police.”
Two police chiefs, a jump-off, a wife… and a partridge in a pear tree! They got so much going on, WE can’t even sort it out. Men do the dumbest things to lose their jobs. They get great positions of power and they risk it for some pooney. Dummies.