Former Michigan health Director Robert Gordon testifies on resignation, $155K agreement
For the first time, lawmakers and Michiganders heard from former Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon about his abrupt resignation in January and $155,000 severance deal that came with a now-lifted confidentiality agreement.
Federal prosecutor Schneider resigns as Trump leaves office, will join private law firm based in Detroit
DETROIT – United States Attorney Matthew Schneider announced on Thursday that he has resigned from his position. Saima Mohsin will be assuming the position of Acting United States Attorney. And, as the first woman, immigrant, Muslim United States Attorney in American history, her service is truly historic. Saima will be an outstanding representative and defender of our community as the Acting United States Attorney. It is a great honor to serve the citizens of the Eastern District of Michigan as Acting United States Attorney.
Ex-Kosovo president Hashim Thaci to appear in court Monday
Kosovo president Hashim Thaci addresses the nation as he announced his resignation to face war crimes charges in Kosovo capital Pristina on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Thaci, a guerrilla leader during Kosovos war for independence, has resigned in order to face charges for war crimes and crimes against humanity issued by at a special court based in The Hague, Netherlands. Thaci announced his resignation at a news conference on Thursday. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)THE HAGUE – Hashim Thaci, who resigned as Kosovo's president to face charges including murder, torture and persecution, will make his first courtroom appearance before a judge at a special court in the Netherlands on Monday, the court announced Friday. Thaci stood down as Kosovo's president on Thursday before being flown to the court's detention unit.
Harper Woods Mayor Kenneth Poynter turns in letter of resignation amid controversy
HARPER WOODS, Mich. – The mayor of Harper Woods, Kenneth Poynter, has turned in a letter of resignation. Protests have been taking place in Harper Woods over the death of 37-year-old Priscilla Slater. Slater was found unresponsive inside a holding cell on June 10 in Harper Woods. READ: Protesters demand answers in Priscilla Slater’s death at Harper Woods mayor’s homeThe city manager had asked Poynter to resign after the mayor came under criticism for making controversial comments. Key witness says he saw Priscilla Slater during shooting before she died in Harper Woods cellREAD: Harper Woods personnel on administrative leave after woman dies in police custody
Royal Oak City Commissioner Gibbs seeks police protection after attending ‘Operation Gridlock’
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – City Commissioner Kim Gibbs is receiving protection services from Royal Oak police after filing a police report for allegedly receiving harassing phone calls, texts and emails. This news comes after Royal Oak Mayor Michael Fournier called for Gibbs’ resignation after she attended the “Operation Gridlock” protest in Lansing last week. MORE: ‘Operation Gridlock’ -- Michigan stay-at-home order protested in LansingFournier asked Gibbs to resign after saying her participation was illegal and put lives at risk. “I attended Operational Gridlock at the Capitol to support the voices of small business owners and their employees,” said Gibbs. “Commissioner Gibbs willfully violated the law and put countless lives at risk.