Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon responds to the retirement of Ralph Godbee

DETROIT (WXYZ) - One day after Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee stepped down, retiring amid a sex scandal, the other top cop in Detroit, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon is speaking out to 7 Action News.

Napoleon says Godbee, "did not have a choice under the circumstances."

Officer Angelica Robinson went public last week with a months-long affair she says she had with Godbee.

It was the second time he was accused of having an affair with an officer during his two years as Detroit Police Chief. 

Now, candidates for chief will be asked if they've had similar affairs.

Sheriff Napoleon used to be Detroit's Police Chief. 

"It's never happened to me," Napoleon says.  "One of the things my father told me, don't do it in the dark if you don't want to see it in the light."

The Sheriff says Detroit Police Officers will adjust because they're trained that way.

He also says Chester Logan's appointment as Interim Chief by Mayor Dave Bing is a good move. 

But Napoleon says the scandal is far from over. 

"It causes a crisis among top command staff because they are constantly switching priorities," says Napoleon. "No one really gets to get a system in place that command staff can implement when you change chiefs as often as they've changed them because every person who comes in has a different vision of the direction the agency should go in and how it should get there."

Napoleon wishes Godbee well and says in spite of the scandal, Godbee led the department well. 

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