Godbee has maintained his innocence since his 28-year-old former fiancé filed the order against him earlier this month.
“Young man, we have no stones to cast at you. We hold you accountable for what was done, but we are here to love you back into a very promising career and future.”
Merica Patterson filed a PPO against Godbee earlier this month, saying the former police chief threatened her for months and used FBI contacts to spy on her.
Seven months after an internal affairs officer filed a lawsuit claiming Police Chief Ralph Godbee lured her into a sexual relationship with the promise of a promotion, Detroit’s new emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, is intervening in the case.
Godbee broke his silence this weekend with meditations on forgiveness and overcoming struggles.
What makes this all the more bizarre is that Godbee would jeopardize his promising career and the city that has been depending on him – for sex.
The man is accused of shooting four men at a gathering; two died, and two were in serious condition Sunday.