Col. Etue will have suspension of pay for 5 days

Posted at 7:32 AM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 08:25:13-04

Last month the director of the Michigan State Police commented on NFL players protesting during the national anthem by posting a message calling them "degenerates."

The State's Legislative Black Caucus, and the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP stepped forward asking for the Michigan State Police Director to resign.

Governor Snyder ordered that Col. Etue will have a suspension of pay for 5 days while reporting to work and demonstrating "outstanding leadership by example for the men and women she commands."

Gov. Snyder released the following statement Thursday:

“Colonel Etue posted something on social media that was inappropriate. She immediately apologized and has acted to demonstrate that apology, including facilitating meetings with various groups to hear concerns and to share the work the Michigan State Police does in cities and neighborhoods statewide to connect with the communities they serve and recruit new troopers from all backgrounds.

I have full faith in Col. Etue’s leadership as the commander of the Michigan State Police, which I believe to be the best law enforcement body in the nation. The Colonel has served honorably as an enlisted trooper for 30 years, and I hope we can come together as Michiganders to move forward and find common ground, rather than rehash past mistakes."