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the new mayor want a new head for the Toledo Police Department?
Michael Collins has been quiet on the subject, not saying definitively if he would
keep Chief Derrick Diggs in his current position or not. He was, however,
candid about Chief Diggs during an interview with Toledo News Now anchor Jerry
do find that very, very compromising when a police officer who has taken an
oath of office will stand there and be silent when another person is being persecuted
for something that other person had no responsibility for," Collins said.
then asked if Collins had trust in the police chief.
going to have a very serious talk about that issue," Collins responded.
5 Councilman Tom Waniewski invited the chief to a west Toledo meeting Wednesday
to discuss crime in the community and projects within the police department. Among
questions about crime, many asked about Diggs' future with the department.
said he has met with Collins, but he is not ready to discuss his future.
only thing I can tell you is that I am the chief of police. I enjoy being the
chief of police, I love being the chief of police," he said. "As far as my
future here, it's not appropriate to be discussed right now."
for neighborhood crime, Diggs said from 2011 to 2013, focus crimes are down in
District 5 by 20 percent, and reported crimes are down 9 percent.
"We know that there
are some burglaries out here, we know there's some crime with thefts and stuff,
but compared to citywide, crime is very low here and they need to hear that
from the chief," Diggs said.
also discussed expanding the Domestic Violence Unit and implementing
community-oriented policing in 2014.