The chairman of Michigan’s Civil Rights Commission is leaving the post to become Detroit’s interim police chief, the city’s mayor announced Monday.
James White, 53. left the Detroit Police Department in August to take the civil rights post. He was named the department’s interim chief by Mayor Mike Duggan. He will assume the post on June 1, the date Chief James Craig announced last week he will retire.
“I’m humbled,” the Detroit native said during a news conference. “If this city can take a chance on me, I can take a chance on the city.”