Kevyn Orr accepts Detroit CFO Jim Bonsall's resignation

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr. , Online News Editor, @DaveBartko, dbartkowiak@wdiv.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 11:23:19 AM EST
Updated On: Oct 15 2013 06:29:07 PM EDT

He turned in his resignation after accusations of creating a hostile environment at work.

DETROIT -

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr accepted the resignation of the city's Chief Financial Officer, Jim Bonsall, on Tuesday.

Bonsall's resignation comes after at least one of his coworkers accused him of creating a hostile work environment and making racially insensitive comments.

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"Jim has decided it is best for the city and himself that he resign his post effective immediately; I have accepted his resignation," Orr said in a statement released Tuesday. "Jim has made great improvements in how the city handles his cash and finance operations in the short time he has been here, but it is clear that new leadership is needed to continue to move the city of Detroit forward. I thank Jim for putting the needs of the City and its residents first, and for his dedicated service."

Bonsall released this statement on Thursday:

"I apologize and am sorry for having offended coworkers over comments I made during a recent meeting. Regardless of the outcome of the internal investigation or whether I keep my job as a result of it, it was never my intention to offend anyone."

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