New monitor approved for Detroit police

U.S. District Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. has approved the appointment of Robert Warshaw to oversee implementation of two consent decrees that settled a Justice Department lawsuit against the Detroit Police Department, reports The Detroit News.

“Warshaw replaces Sheryl Robinson Wood, who resigned in July after the FBI discovered text messages that pointed to a personal relationship between her and former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick,” according to The News.

As a bonus, Warshaw’s monitoring is expected to cost $1.1 million per year, about half of what Wood’s monitoring efforts cost. Around the time the Woods-Kilpatrick controversy was coming to light, reports surfaced that questioned Woods’ expenditures.

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