Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 3, 2012

Michigan in Brief: 11/03/2012


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Detroit toughens rules on relationships

DETROIT — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has issued an executive order toughening the city's rules on workplace relationships.

The move Friday comes after sex scandals caused a pair of police chiefs to lose their jobs in recent years.

Earlier this week, Angelica Robinson, a police officer who had a sexual relationship with former Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee, filed a lawsuit against him and the city claiming sexual harassment.

A message seeking comment was sent by The Associated Press to the mayor's office.

Godbee resigned Oct. 8. He has apologized for setting a bad example through his sexual relationship with Robinson that forced his resignation.

City laws already prohibit sexual harassment, but Bing says his executive order goes further.

Woman left beaten in Genesee ditch

MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP — Police say a 25-year-old woman was left severely beaten and naked in a ditch in Genesee County.

Ashley Lucier was listed in critical condition on Friday.

She was found Thursday morning in Mount Morris Township.

The Flint Journal reported some passersby, believed to be students at Flushing High School, covered Lucier and called 911.