The governor of MI punished his police chief Thursday over a Facebook post calling football players who protest by refusing to stand during the national anthem "anti-American degenerates". Previously, groups like the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality called for Etue's resignation.
She said she would not resign, and Snyder said he will not fire her.
The governor also ordered every department in state government to review their practices to ensure cultural awareness and sensitivity.
The controversial message on her personal Facebook page caused outrage, as some have called for her to be fired - which Snyder had already said he would not do.
'We stand with the Heroes, not a bunch of rich, entitled, arrogant, ungrateful, anti-American degenerates. She still must work during the five days.
The midwestern state's top cop Kriste Etue last month waded into a public spat between US President Donald Trump and National Football League players who kneel during the anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality.
The governor says he has "full faith" in Etue's leadership.
Supporters have said Etue had a First Amendment right to speak out, but critics have questioned Etue's objectivity and understanding of what many players - primarily African-Americans - are calling symbolic protests against racial oppression and police brutality. "The Colonel has served honorably as an enlisted trooper for 30 years, and I hope we can come together as Michiganders to move forward and find common ground, rather than rehash past mistakes".
Etue's sharing of the controversial Facebook meme came amid longstanding concerns over a lack of racial diversity on the MSP and one month after the fatal ATV crash in Detroit of a 15-year-old black youth shocked by a taser a trooper fired from a moving patrol vehicle.
The department said it would stop high-speed pursuits in Detroit, except in cases of serious crime, after a white trooper who was inside his patrol auto shot a black teenager with a Taser.
However, state officials launched an investigation into whether the post violated any state policies regarding employees' use of social media.
She said she also wanted to know who would be on the review panel Snyder plans to form to study whether state government is inclusive enough. She will continue working through her suspension.