Sun. Dec 3rd, 2023

Police Chief James Craig, who over the last year has witnessed and fought a pandemic, a controversial Black Lives Matter movement and record violent shootings in the city of Detroit, is expected to announce his retirement from the department and his candidacy for governor next week, according to police and other sources. 

Craig is scheduled to hold a news conference on Monday, though his media spokesperson offered no details about the event beyond saying that a news conference is coming.

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Craig is eyeing a run for governor as a Republican against incumbent Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, a top state GOP official confirmed late Friday.

By senior