There’s another sex scandal in the city of Detroit. This time it involves Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee. Detroit Police Officer Angelica Robinson tells Fox 2’s Charlie LeDuff that she had an affair with Godbee.
She refers to herself now as his former lover, but on Saturday night she was upset.
Godbee was in San Diego for a police convention. Robinson believed he was with another woman. She began tweeting messages and posted a disturbing photo.
The photo on the right is from Robinson’s Twitter page. She has a Detroit Police issued 9 millimeter Glock in her mouth. The gun has since been taken away as Officer Robinson undergoes evaluation.
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LeDuff confirms that Godbee saw the photo and the Tweets. He provisioned some Detroit Police staff to go to Farmington and check on her. Source tell LeDuff they triangulated her phone to find her.
Godbee’s crew did not notify Farmington Police about their actions, which raises some issues about jurisdiction.
Godbee is married, but Fox 2 has learned he filed for divorce in August. He is a father and a minister.
The news of Godbee’s affairs has prompted Detroit Mayor Dave Bing to suspend him with pay for 30 days.
STATEMENT FROM MAYOR DAVE BING REGARDING POLICE CHIEF RALPH GODBEE
“After learning of the allegations regarding Chief Ralph Godbee, I have placed him on a 30-day suspension pending a full and thorough investigation of this matter. In the interim, Assistant Chief Chester Logan will assume the duties and responsibilities of police chief.”
Godbee became chief two years ago after former DPD Chief Warren Evans was forced to resign.
Bing cited Evans’ relationship with a subordinate, Lt. Monique Patterson, as the reason for the resignation. Bing said it compromised Evans ability to lead.
Godbee also had a relationship with Patterson, but Bing made him the chief anyway.
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