Police Chief Jose L. Lopez reported that the city’s crime rate reached a 10-year low when he spoke before the city council this week. At one point he referred to Durham as the greatest city in the world, eliciting a response from Councilman Howard Clement:
“You just earned a five-year extension on your contract,” Clement said.
“Does that come with a pay raise?” Lopez asked.
Clement replied, “I didn’t say that.”