Benny Napoleon

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon announces his candidacy for Mayor of Detroit. (WWJ/Jon Hewett)

Benny Napoleon Declares He’ll Run For Mayor Of Detroit

Calling it “the worst kept secret in Detroit”, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon Tuesday night announced his candidacy for Mayor of Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2013

Palmer Woods along Strathcona Dr. (credit:  Wikimedia Commons).

Palmer Woods Is Not Detroit? Napoleon Clarifies Comment

Likely Detroit mayoral candidate Benny Napoleon is backpedaling on comment that his possible opponent is framing as divisive.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/02/2013

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon (WWJ Photo, Beth Fisher. File)

Sheriff Napoleon Explores Detroit Mayoral Run

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon says he’s considering a run for Detroit mayor in 2013.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2012

Officials Say New County Budget Could Endanger Law Enforcement

It’s unclear how cuts will be made in individual departments, but Napoleon requested $105 million to run his department, including jails, and was given $85 million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/14/2012

Wayne County Sheriff Says New Jail Won’t Be Big Enough

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon believes the $300 million project was poorly planned.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/04/2012


‘Proposal J’ Gets Voter Approval In Wayne County

It looks like voters have given a ‘thumbs up’ for Wayne County’s Proposal J, the millage renewal to fund the county jail.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2012


Sheriff: Without Millage Inmates Will Go Free

“You’re looking at probably releasing between 500 and 600 people … I’m talking about dangerous criminals … If it’s not made up from some other county funds,” Napoleon said.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–08/06/2012

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Trenton Marina To Open Under New Partnership

For the first time in almost a century, the city of Trenton is teaming up with Wayne County to operate the Marina at Elizabeth Park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/22/2012

Tavis Greene

Monroe Man Busted With Thousands Of Child Porn Pics

Sheriff Benny Napolean says 24-year-old Tavis Greene of Monroe was allegedly the largest and most active online child porn operator.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/16/2011


Web ‘Child Predator’ Arrested By Wayne Co. Sheriff’s Department

Online investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Massachusetts man who traveled across state lines to have sex with a teen he lured through the internet over a period of several months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/16/2011