Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse For Detroit

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I found this bit in the Detroit News earlier today.

Police Commissioner Michael Earl Reeves, 33, will be charged with drunken driving and a weapons violation, according to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, who authorized a misdemeanor warrant today.

Reeves, an ordained minister appointed last June by Mayor

Dave Bing to the board that oversees department policy and budget and acts as a judge on appeals over employee discipline, was arrested early Friday for alleged drunken driving.

His car hit a tree near Russell and Canfield about 1:40 a.m. Friday, according to Detroit Police. Worthy’s office said it is alleged that Reeves was found in the passenger seat, smelling of alcohol and carrying a handgun.

Reeves was released from custody later Friday when he paid $200 bond. Police then said they would seek charges.

Worthy issued a statement today saying her warrant charges Reeves with one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and one count of possession of a firearm while under the influence. The charges are both misdemeanors that carry maximum penalties of up to 93 days in jail.

Reeves is expected to turn himself in for arraignment in the city’s 36th District Court. No time for arraignment has been set.

Talk about not being able to catch a break.  Jesus.  Poor Mayor Bing.  Perhaps a better vetting process could have helped or hiring an old hand like Bill Bratton to do the tough work and move back into the shadows.

What Bing should have known, what all Detroiters and Detroit expats should know is good intentions are no longer leading the city into Hell.  Those intentions came from the Big Three, the Unions, and the leadership of Detroit and the Suburbs for over 3 generations now.  No, the city is now in Hell, left stranded by Virgil to nestle against Satan’s tit in the ice.



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