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Mon October 5, 2009
Judge will size up new Detroit police monitor
DETROIT – A judge overseeing reforms at the Detroit Police Department is holding a hearing on the appointment of a new monitor to keep track of the city's progress.
Detroit and the U.S. Justice Department recently settled on Robert Warshaw for the job. He's supposed to attend a hearing Monday in front of U.S. District Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr.
Warshaw's career includes work as the deputy U.S. drug czar and police chief in Rochester, N.Y. Since 2003, Detroit police have been monitored for changes in the use of force and the treatment of suspects.
Sheryl Robinson Wood quit in July after text messages showed a personal relationship between her and ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.