Detroit Police Chief Resigns; Reality Show Fallout May Be to Blame

Warren Evans' penchant for reality shows may have been the final straw.

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Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans has resigned. Although Mayor Dave Bing's office did not offer a reason for Evans' resignation, Motown is speculating that there was fallout from a reality show centered around Evans called The Chief. The announcement came just hours before a Detroit television station was to report on said video. You may recall that Evans was publicly reprimanded by Bing after the police department's handling of a May 16 raid on a Detroit family's home that left a 7-year-old girl dead from a police officer's bullet. The crew for A&E's The First 48 was present and filming at the time of the incident. We're starting to understand why the crime rate in Detroit is so high. "I'm not a crime fighter, I just play one on television."

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