An August audit of the DPS Police Department found "gross abuses" overtime and attendance rules. Hundreds of pieces of unused equipment, including BlackBerry phones, motorcycles and metal detectors were also found.
- Worthy: 5 warrants issued in DPS probe. Detroit News. 12 August 2009. link
- Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb: Detroit Public Schools saddled with unused BlackBerries, other wasteful expenses, MLive, August 2009
Bobb and school district's police chief, Roderick Grimes, said an audit of the public safety department found an undocumented inventory of 11 motorcycles, 160 BlackBerries, 97 two-way phones and dozens of medal detecting stations and wands.