Police Chief Tolbert, Fire Chief Cox No Longer with City of Flint
Police Chief James Tolbert and Fire Chief David Cox are no longer with the City of Flint.
There are conflicting reports as to whether Tolbert and Cox were fired or resigned. NBC 25 says Tolbert confirmed with them that he was indeed fired. However, in a statement this afternoon, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said she accepted the resignations of Tolbert and Cox and has "determined the city needs fresh faces in place with new ideas to help move Flint forward."
Tolbert had been Chief of Police since September 2013 when he was hired by then Emergency Manager Darnell Earley. Cox was hired in April 2013 by Earley's predecessor, Ed Kurtz.
UPDATE (8:00p) -- City Administrator Natasha Henderson was also relieved of her duties. When asked for comment on the "house cleaning" down at City Hall today, Mayor Karen Weaver said, "I'm doing what I told the people who voted for me that I would do. My focus is moving the City of Flint forward and I feel these personnel changes are necessary to keep us on the right path."