(WXYZ) - The 7 Action News team has learned Detroit's chief financial officer Jim Bonsall has resigned from his position.
A spokesperson for Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr released the following statement Tuesday evening:
Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr today accepted the resignation of Chief Financial Officer James Bonsall at the conclusion of an afternoon meeting. Bonsall had been the subject of an internal City of Detroit investigation following a complaint filed by one of his subordinates alleging he made offensive remarks during a recent meeting.
“Jim has decided it is best for the City and himself that he resign his post effective immediately; I have accepted his resignation,” Orr said. “Jim has made great improvements in how the city handles his cash and finance operations in the short time he has been here, but it is clear that new leadership is needed to continue to move the City of Detroit forward. I thank Jim for putting the needs of the City and its residents first, and for his dedicated service.”
Orr's office will conduct a search for a new CFO for the City.
Sources told us Monday that Orr was going to meet with Jim Bonsall to tell him to "do the right thing," which meant resign.
The city launched an investigation of Bonsall last week. He's been accused of making racially insensitive comments and creating a hostile work environment.
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