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Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee on the city crisis: "I have to stay focused"

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee "we don't have luxury to quit and give up."

There have been nearly 40 murder in the city of Detroit in the last two weeks. At the same time, men and women in blue have seen their paychecks shrink and their work hours get extended.

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee talks to Fox 2's Huel Perkins and Monica Gayle about dealing with the rise in crime and to find a way to somehow get more boots on the ground.

Earlier in the day Godbee hosted 'Detroit Crisis Forum" at Wayne State University, where citizens could ask him direct questions. One woman expressed her sadness and frustration claiming that her son was killed more than a year-ago.  In the span of the year she says no  one from the Detroit Police Depart men has asked her a single question about her son.  What kind of investigating is that? Are there just too many murders to deal with?

Click on the video player above to watch the interview.  SOUND OFF YOUR THOUGHTS BELOW.

Things to watch/listen for during the interview:

Godbee "Detroit's Police force is the smallest in 40-50 years"

Godbee "People are settling domestic issues with guns"

Godbee "I have to maintain a level of calm to lead"

Godbee "My officers are not totally pleased to work a 12-hour shift"

Godbee "I have top encourage my troops to uphold what we swore to do"

Godbee "We understand how morale has an impact on one's duty to perform"

Godbee "I am proud of our police force, they come to work"

Godbee "Community has to get involved call 1-800-SPEAK UP"

Godbee "I want the officers to know how much I appreciate what the officers put on the line everyday"


 


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