Will Past Scandal Hurt Warren Evans’ Run For Wayne County Exec?

Why don’t Benny Napoleon run for this position?

CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – Former longtime Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans is hoping to unseat Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, who’s running for a fourth term — but will controversy weigh him down?

Like Ficano, Evans is not without scandal. He was forced out of his job as Detroit Police Chief in 2010 after a pitch reel for a reality show was released showing him breaking down doors and toting automatic weapons. Then-mayor Dave Bing had banned TV crews from going out with cops after a 7-year-old girl was killed during a police raid filmed for “The First 48.”

Evans was also romantically involved with a subordinate — Lt. Monique Patterson — who, in an odd twist, was also having an affair with the married Ralph Godbee, who replaced him as Detroit’s top cop.

That love triangle scandal shouldn’t hurt Evan’s bid for the job, according to political consultant Steve Hood.

“He loves the county…

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