Music and NPR News for Central and Northern Michigan
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

James Craig, Detroit's Police Chief, anounces retirement


There’s a change in leadership coming to the Detroit Police Department. Chief James Craig is retiring. An official announcement is expected on Monday.Craig may not be leaving public office, though. Rumors are swirling that the 64-year-old Craig might run for governor, as a Republican.

At a Saturday news conference, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan didn’t want to speculate, but said there was no question which candidate for governor he’d be supporting in 2022.

“I’m not bright enough to know a year from now who's all going to be running on the republican or democratic side? But I know for sure whoever's running I'll be strongly supporting Gretchen Whitmer.”

For the past year, Craig has singled out Democratic politicians for criticism over their support for ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrations. Craig, the mayor, and the City of Detroit are being sued by protesters for police brutality and civil rights violations.