Detroit Police Chief Resigns. Blame Reality TV?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Warren Evans unexpectedly resigned from his post as Detroit’s chief of police Wednesday. He had held the position for under a year and his rocky tenure will probably be marked by a scandal in which a 7-year-old girl was shot and killed by a police bullet in a home raid. The incident was caught on tape by a reality TV crew which was following Evans for a show called “The Chief” about his job as the city’s top cop. The show painted him as a cowboy-like cop and may also have pushed the mayor to ask for his resignation.

Jerome Vaughn, news director for WDET in Detroit, tells us how the city is responding.


Jerome Vaughn

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]


I thought the camera crew was following him around for "The First 48." This is the first time I'm hearing about "The Chief."

Jul. 22 2010 09:42 AM

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