The recent news of Bryan Ferguson’s resignation as Detroit Police Commissioner for District 1 has raised alarm for many in the community.
It was recently revealed that Ferguson was caught with a prostitute in his car, and then attempted to ask police officers to help him out of the situation.
Ferguson officially resigned from his post shortly after news broke about his indiscretions. In a statement to the Detroit Free Press, he said “After further consideration of the best interests of my family and the Board, I am choosing to resign as District 1 Police Commissioner effective immediately”.
This action shows that Ferguson understood how serious his actions were and is willing to take responsibility for them.
— New York Post (@nypost) July 13, 2023
Here’s what the New York Post reported:
A member of the Detroit Police Board of Commissioners has resigned in disgrace after he was caught in the act with a prostitute in his car — then asked officers if they could “help him out.”
Bryan Ferguson, who represented District 1 for the DPBC and served as the former chair of Detroit’s police oversight board, announced his resignation on Thursday after news broke that he had been found with the sex worker on Wednesday morning.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the residents of Detroit in police oversight,” Ferguson told the Detroit Free Press in a statement.
“After further consideration of the best interests of my family and the Board, I am choosing to resign as District 1 Police Commissioner effective immediately.”
Undercover narcotics agents from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department spotted Ferguson committing a lewd act with a known sex worker around 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday.
Capt. Jason Bates said he asked deputies at the scene if they could “help him out” and told him his position.
Per Local 4 WDIV:
Detroit police commissioner resigned Thursday after initially denying allegations that he was caught with a prostitute the day before.
Detroit Police Commissioner Bryan Ferguson, who represents District 1, was cited by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, July 12, for lewd and indecent conduct. That morning, undercover deputies reported encountering Ferguson engaging in a sexual act with a known prostitute in his truck in the area of Schoolcraft Road and Sorrento Avenue.
The Detroit police commissioner who was allegedly caught with a prostitute in his truck announced his resignation on Thursday. https://t.co/SPgEFKfyBF
— Local 4 WDIV Detroit (@Local4News) July 13, 2023