Detroit Evening Report, July 5, 2022: Official abused authority by organizing petition effort for Janice Winfrey, city says

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The City of Detroit says deputy city clerk Reuben Washington abused his authority by organizing part of the petition signature effort for City Clerk Janice Winfrey. Winfrey is running for Congress in Michigan’s 12th District. BridgeDetroit reports the city’s office of inspector general found that Washington used city resources during work hours to support Winfrey’s campaign. That’s a violation of the city charter and city ethics rules. Investigators reportedly found that Winfrey did nothing wrong. Winfrey is running against Shanelle Jackson, Kelly Garrett and incumbent Rashida Tlaib in the Aug. 2 Democratic primary.

Other headlines for July 5, 2022:

  • Gas prices down 9 cents but still above $5 a gallon in Metro Detroit
  • Construction on the Joe Louis Greenway to get underway
  • Detroit is getting some national attention for its building demolition efforts
  • Ford Motor Company sales jumped 31.5% in June compared to last year

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  • Jerome Vaughn
    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.