City of Detroit CFO Resigns After Distasteful Trayvon Martin Comment

Jim Bonsall, the former CFO of Detroit, resigned amidst an investigation into distasteful comments referring to Trayvon Martin.

jim bonsallFrom The Huffington Post

Detroit CFO, Jim Bonsall, was reported asking “if he could shoot someone in a hoodie.” The comment has prompted his resignation. The CFO had been suspended without pay during an investigation into a complaint by a subordinate.

A statement was made by the Detroit Emergency Manager about Bonsall’s resignation.

“Jim has made great improvements in how the city handles his cash and finance operations in the short time he has been here, but it is clear that new leadership is needed to continue to move the City of Detroit forward. I thank Jim for putting the needs of the City and its residents first, and for his dedicated service.”

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