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Sexton Ousted As Dpoa Chief

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Parent Issue
Day
3
Month
September
Year
1976
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Detroit Pólice Officers Association president Ronald Sexton, who has gained a reputation as a name-calling backstabber during his two-year tenure, will have to find a new soap box. Sexton ran dead last in a primary field of four candidates last montli in liis bid for a second temí as DPOA ehief. James Vandevender, DPOA secretarytreasureí , and Gary Lee. tonner DPOA president, will compete for the presidency in an election later this month. Sexton, who could nol be reached fox comment on his future plans, lias repeutedly attacked Mayor C'oleman Youngañd Pólice Chief Philip Tannian over pólice residency requirements, affirmative action programs and pólice layoffs. He has labelled Young a clown and a "racist cop hater" and termed Tannian "Elnier Fudd." He has also charged that Young and Tannian have ruined department morale by insisting on the residency requirement. ín other DPOA races, Stewart Williams became the first black ever to win a primary election by finishing second beKind Richard Weiier in the race for secretary-treasurer.