Michigan State Police director staying quiet amid social media controversy
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan's top cop, Colonel Kristie Kibbey Etue, is staying mum about the controversy surrounding her sharing of a social media post. As the director visited Kalamazoo Monday, the Newschannel 3 I-team tried to talk with Etue but was turned away.
Colonel Etue was in Kalamazoo for the Michigan State Police Fall Forum at the Radisson Hotel in Downtown Kalamazoo. As the I-team waited to see if Etue would talk, MSP spokeswoman Shanon Banner emerged and told the I-team that Etue would not be commenting further about the social media post or her apology.
While the firestorm about the social media post may be quieting down, the trouble may not be over for Etue. The Michigan State Police has launched an internal investigation to see if Etue violated MSP's social media policy. If Etue is found in violation of the policy, she could receive punishment ranging from a written reprimand to a five-day suspension.
To see MSP's social media policy, click here.