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DETROIT MAYOR INVESTIGATION
(2007-07-11)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A deputy police chief who was fired after
investigating alleged wrongdoing by Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
and his security unit can continue with a whistleblower lawsuit,
the state Supreme Court has ruled.
Gary Brown was fired days before going public with claims that
he was dismissed from the Detroit Police Department for looking
into allegations of drunken-driving accidents, falsified overtime
records and a possible cover-up of incidents involving members of
Kilpatrick's security unit.
Questions were raised in legal appeals about whether Brown had
to blow the whistle to an outside agency or higher authority. He
had reported the alleged wrongdoing to the mayor's chief of staff.
The high court says employees of a public body do NOT have to
report violations to outside agencies.
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