INKSTER, Mich. (WXYZ) - Inkster police officers already dealing with reduced manpower and pay cuts, now say they are digging into their own pockets to help supply the most basic necessity, toilet paper.
At the same time, we've learned the city is being sent invoices for hundreds of dollars in repairs for the Chief's department issued vehicle.
When asked about the repairs on his car, Chief Hilton Napoleon said it was just minor issues.
7 Action News obtained invoices for the repairs done by Liberty Collision. The invoice shows repairs were made to the front bumper, including paint. The City of Inkster was also charged for replacing the lower radiator support and weld frame, and a wheel alignment. Repairs came to more than $1,400.00.
We also obtained an invoice from Priority One Emergency, showing the company removed graphics from a Chevy Impala for the police department. Cost, $190.00.
Chief Napoleon also told us he wasn't aware of the officers having to buy toilet paper. He put us in contact with Inkster's new city manager.
Richard Marsh says he hasn't been made aware of the issues, but will look into them.