A fired city of Detroit employee is still sitting on the pension board despite losing his job

DETROIT (WXYZ) - He's been fired, but he's still showing up at Detroit's City Hall to sit as Chairman of the General Retirement Pension System helping control $5 billion in assets. 

Cedric Cook was fired "two weeks ago for cause" in the sensitive city I.T. Department, says Detroit Emergency Manager Spokesman Bill Nowling. 

But 7 Action News found him at the head of the table during the pension board of trustees meeting.  He was elected by fellow employees but can not serve if he's been fired from his city job. 

When confronted, Cook would only say he could not answer any questions. 

A board attorney said Cook could continue to serve until the board was given documentation of his termination - which has not happened. 

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has the power to fire any city employee whether appointed or in a union job.  

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