- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - The emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools has closed the district’s Office of Inspector General, a department that battled waste and corruption.

Darnell Earley tells the Detroit Free Press (https://on.freep.com/1Mtf8yr ) other district departments will continue efforts to aggressively investigate reports of illicit activity.

He says the district “will still have the priority and urgency to make sure that we’re monitoring for and eradicating and dealing with any instances of waste, fraud or abuse.”

Earley is combining duties of the inspector general and auditor general under a new position of compliance analyst. The district’s compliance office will investigate complaints along with the district’s general counsel.

Wilbert Van Marsh, a former FBI agent who was DPS inspector general from July 2010 to February 2014, says it’s a mistake to close the office.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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