MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Fri, 06 Aug 2021 00:03:27 +0000 Detroit's top cop retiring, says he's a Republican http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/bf6f3e8d6b6c4e05a2d7326eaf0d3fb8 Detroit police Chief James Craig said he will retire as head of the city's police force, but he did not immediately reveal his future plans, which could include a run for political office as a Republican (May 10) bf6f3e8d6b6c4e05a2d7326eaf0d3fb8 Mon, 10 May 2021 21:03:40 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSDetroit - 10 May 20211. Detroit police Chief James Craig and Mayor Mike Duggan enter the site of a news conference at police headquarters2. SOUNDBITE (English) James Craig, Detroit police chief:++PARTIALLY COVERED++"So, yes, today I announce that I'll be retiring on June 1st. And I got to make this point, because I've heard a lot over the last 72 hours: I am voluntarily leaving. I'll say it again: I am voluntarily leaving." 3. Various of the city logo and Craig's name tag  4. SOUNDBITE (English) James Craig, Detroit police chief:"Yes, I am a Republican. I've been a Republican."5. Various cutaways of Craig and Duggan6. SOUNDBITE (English) James Craig, Detroit police chief:++PARTIALLY COVERED++"I have gotten countless calls, text messages, Facebook shots, emails from people across this great state, Democrats and Republicans, who said they want me to seek office. I have not made that decision. I'm not ruling it out. There's an appropriate time. I will get past this and then I will come out with a decision."7. Craig and Duggan bump fists at the conclusion of the news conferenceSTORYLINE:Detroit police Chief James Craig announced Monday that he will retire as head of the city's police force, but he did not immediately reveal his future plans, which could include a run for political office as a Republican.Craig, who has had the longest tenure of any recent Detroit police chief, said his retirement is effective June 1, and is voluntary. The Detroit native was hired in 2013 by an emergency manager after the state assumed control of the financially broken city. Craig, who is Black, immediately set out to restore residents' confidence in the Detroit Police Department, which had a history of civil rights abuses by officers against the city's mostly Black population. Some Republicans have said they hope Craig challenges Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2022. Craig said he is a Republican but that he has not made a decision about seeking political office."I'm not ruling it out," he said.Detroit has had about a dozen police chiefs since the early 1990s and five in the previous five years before Craig was hired. Several were forced out amid allegations of wrongdoing.Before taking the Detroit job, Craig was Cincinnati's chief starting in 2011 after being hired in 2009 to lead the Portland, Maine, Police Department. Craig served 28 years in Los Angeles after starting his police career as an officer in Detroit in 1977.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Detroit police Chief James Craig said he will retire as head of the city's police force, but he did not immediately reveal his future plans, which could include a run for political office as a Republican (May 10) Detroit's top cop retiring, says he's a Republican