- Associated Press - Friday, July 11, 2014

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) - The police chief in the Detroit suburb of Inkster has resigned in the wake of the slaying of a 2-year-old girl in what investigators say could have been a retaliatory attack for an earlier shooting.

Chief Hilton Napoleon announced his decision effective Friday in a letter after more than three years on the job. In the letter, Napoleon said he’s been working under “extreme” conditions and the “lack of resources and adverse working conditions has taken its toll.”

Napoleon says the July 1 slaying “makes my decision that much easier.”

The department in the cash-strapped city has about a dozen officers, down from more than 70 several years ago. Napoleon earlier asked the Wayne County sheriff’s department to take over his department’s work. He’s the brother of Sheriff Benny Napoleon.

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