Warren Evans blasts Dave Bing, Ralph Godbee in Facebook post - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Former DPD Chief Warren Evans blasts Bing, Godbee in Facebook post

Posted: Updated:
Source: Facebook Source: Facebook
(WJBK) -

Warren Evans used Facebook to critique Detroit Mayor Dave Bing's decision to suspend Police Chief Ralph Godbee amidst a sex scandal that has rocked city hall.

Evans, Godbee's predecessor, posted on his page:

Maybe someone can help me with the Mayors mathematical equation and thought process:
Single man openly dates single woman = forced resignation
Married man has affair with single woman=promotion to Chief
Married man has another affair with married woman=30 day suspension.
Married man has no clue about fighting crime or fiscal management
Single man reduces crime significantly and saves money


Evans was fired by Bing in 2010 partly because he was romantically involved with a female officer.

"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," the mayor said in a statement Tuesday that did not specify the allegations.

Evans, a former Wayne County sheriff, was appointed chief by Bing in 2009 and fired after he raised the mayor's ire by taking part in a promotional video for a cable police reality show. Bing later said he also fired Evans because the chief was romantically involved with Lt. Monique Patterson.

Godbee, too, had a romantic relationship with Patterson before she began dating Evans and when she was Godbee's subordinate.

The prior relationship between Godbee and Patterson was disclosed publicly after Godbee was named interim chief, and Bing issued a strongly worded statement after its disclosure saying he wasn't considering firing Godbee for having an affair with a subordinate.

Godbee is now under fire after a female officer admitted this week to having an affair with him. Angelica Robinson tells FOX 2's Charlie LeDuff that she is Godbee's former lover.

Evans declined to comment further to FOX 2.

We'll have more on this story developing story during FOX 2 News beginning at 5 p.m.


- The Associated Press contributed content to this report

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Clutch Cargo's Returns to Religious Roots

    Clutch Cargo's Returns to Religious Roots

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:11 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:11:55 GMT
    Clutch Cargo's, a southeastern Michigan church building that spent several years as a nightclub, reopened as a house of worship on Easter Sunday.
    Clutch Cargo's, a southeastern Michigan church building that spent several years as a nightclub, reopened as a house of worship on Easter Sunday.
  • Easter Sunday benefit for Steve Utash and crime victims

    Easter Sunday benefit for Steve Utash and crime victims

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:46:19 GMT
    Since his near death beating by a mob, family, friends and total strangers have rallied around Steven Utash. The latest show of support was on Easter Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church in Detroit.
    Since his near death beating by a mob, family, friends and total strangers have rallied around Steven Utash. The latest show of support was on Easter Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church in Detroit.
  • Wanted suspect arrested for high profile crimes

    Wanted suspect arrested for high profile crimes

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:43:01 GMT
    A wanted suspect connected to serious crimes in Metro Detroit is now in custody. Ray Slayton, 47, was arrested Sunday morning at a hotel in Warren on felony drug charges.
    A wanted suspect connected to serious crimes in Metro Detroit is now in custody. Ray Slayton, 47, was arrested Sunday morning at a hotel in Warren on felony drug charges.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices