Chief of the Detroit Police Department. Follows Warren Evans in the position. Promoted from Assistant Police Chief in September 2010.
Godbee was responsible for the move of the Detroit Police Crime Lab on Brush Street in 2009. In 2011, the Detroit Free Press found the case files, blood samples, testing kits, and live ammunition still in the unsecured building.
Godbee, along with the City of Detroit, are being sued by Robinson, who alleges she suffered "... humiliation, embarrassment, loss of earning capacity, emotional distress and physical pain."
- Godbee: No evidence left behind in Detroit crime lab. Detroit Free Press. 31 May 2011.
- Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr Retires Amid Scandal. Detroit Free Press. 8 Oct 2012.