Detroit Chief: Fired Deputy “Betrayed” Department

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Detroit Police Chief Jerry Oliver accused the city’s former top anticorruption cop, who has been fired, of running a renegade investigation into salacious rumors swirling around the mayor and his inner circle, the Detroit Free Press reports. “I think he betrayed his department,” Oliver said of former Deputy Chief Gary Brown.

Brown, who led investigations into possible criminal conduct by police and public officials, said he was merely doing his job. The newspaper said a document surfaced yesterday that details Brown’s inquiry into allegations of a wild party at the mayoral mansion that included nude dancing and a possible assault; falsification of overtime records by members of Kilpatrick’s security team; and cover-ups of accidents in city vehicles.

Chief Oliver said the memo “signals that something was amiss and that (Brown) had a personal agenda, an agenda separate and apart from the official agenda of the department”


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