Royal Oak swears in first Black city commissioner
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Monica Hunt was sworn in Monday night as the first Black city commissioner in Royal Oak. Hunt was chosen from more than 30 applicants to fill the vacancy left by Randy LeVasseur, who resigned in November. Hunt’s term expires in November. From the city: Meet Royal Oak’s Newest Member of the City Commission Monica HuntRelated: Royal Oak city commissioner Kim Gibbs dies following car crash
Royal Oak city commissioner Kim Gibbs dies following car crash
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Commissioner Kim Gibbs died Thursday after suffering a seizure following a car crash. On Aug. 5, her mother went to her home after family members reported she wasn’t responding to text messages or phone calls. Gibbs was found unconscious and was rushed Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, where never regained consciousness. Whether the seizure Gibbs suffered was due to the accident or other health concerns is presently unknown. More information can be found on the official Royal Oak website here.
'I take full responsibility’: Royal Oak City Commissioner Kim Gibbs arrested for retail fraud
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Royal Oak City Commissioner Kim Gibbs was arrested and accused of retail fraud on Wednesday. READ: Royal Oak city commissioners vote to censure member who attended ‘Operation Gridlock’Statement on behalf of Royal Oak Commissioner Kim Gibbs Regarding misdemeanor shoplifting:"Former Royal Oak City Attorney Charles Semchena, Jr. released the following statement today, May 6, 2020 on behalf of current Royal Oak City Commissioner Kimberly Gibbs. Unfortunately, Kim Gibbs made a serious indiscretion today at a local Meijer store. A combination of many external factors led to me taking items from the Meijer store without paying for all of them. Michiganders, and people around the country, are suffering with the economic and personal pain COVID has brought to every one of us.