officer fired for blog posts

Be careful what you blog, it may cost you your job. (I’m a poet and I didn’t know it!)

Author of critical Web site fired
Former Detroit police officer says he’ll keep posting

— reported by the Detroit Free Press

Report-style journal of political conjecture — some real, some ridiculous — that has registered more than 1 million hits.

He started it out of his home as the scattershot musings of a disgruntled Detroit police officer with a few tidbits of gossip and a goal of firing the former police chief. The site caught on quickly with the followers and voyeurs of Detroit and Wayne County politics.

Now, John Bennett, the 43-year-old controversial author of www.detroituncovered.com, finds himself on the outs. He was officially fired at the end of May.

Detroit Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings, a frequent target of Bennett’s pointed postings, essentially fired him by failing to overturn a Feb. 26 interdepartmental trial board’s recommendation that he be terminated.

Bennett was charged with conduct unbecoming an officer and neglect of duty.

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