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Detroit Police Chief James Craig has officially announced that he will retire June 1.

During a press conference Monday (May 10) to announce his retirement, he said that he’s voluntarily leaving the position.

There are rumors that Craig is considering a run for governor.

During the press conference, Chief Craig said he is conservative but has not decided whether he’ll run for office down the road.

“I have not made that decision,” he said. “I’m not ruling it out. There’s an appropriate time. I will get past this and then I will come out with a decision.”

Craig, 64, has worked in Detroit and Cincinnati, as well as with the LAPD.

“The best part of my career has been right here in the city of Detroit,” he said at today’s press conference.

Time will tell if Craig makes a run against Governor Whitmer.

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