Still, Jones stayed. "City council people worked against the millage, and the day it passed, they were saying they'd find a way to spend it on things other than cops," he says. "I said I'm not gonna let these people get away with this. The cops got hired this week [in mid-January], so I would have been leaving this week … And then the story broke."
Jones insists he didn't shortchange either job and says "it never crossed my mind" that Flint officials didn't know about his Detroit gig, "because I'd already notified Roger, and in the day-to-day exchanges between Roger and Mike [Brown], I figured Roger would tell him. But Roger kept my confidence, and that was the hurt I saw" when his bosses called him in.
While Brown says he was "pleased with [Jones's] overall service," Flint wants to make sure it got its money's worth. "We're looking at his calendar and his records in Detroit to make sure he was on the job forty hours per week," Brown says.