Interim Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. tapped the city’s former auditor general to be the new chief financial officer.

Joseph Harris, the auditor general from 1996 to 2006, was known as a critic of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s administration and financial policies. As CFO, he replaces Norm White, who took over the post late last year under Kilpatrick. White will now return to his post as the director of the Detroit Department of Transportation.

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