Bing nominates convicted murderer for police board George Hunter / The Detroit News Detroit -- Some police officers are furious that Mayor Dave Bing wants to nominate a convicted murderer to serve on a board that metes out discipline to cops and sets department policy. Others argue Raphael B. Johnson, who served 12 years in prison for second-degree murder and is now a motivational speaker, is an inspiration and would be a good fit for the unpaid, four-member Board of Police Commissioners. Hahaha. How screwed up is Detroit? The mayor thinks it is a good idea to put a convicted murderer on board of police commissioners. Is this supposed to be an insult to the police or what? Looks like Bing learned a lot from Kirkpatrick. Good grief, a stint in jail is just part of the resume, right?