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DETROIT MAYOR-INVESTIGATION
(2008-03-26)
(wgvu) - A NEW DOCUMENT SHOWS DETROIT MAYOR KWAME
KILPATRICK TRIED TO KEEP A POLICE OFFICER'S FIRING SECRET AND ASKED
HIS STAFF FOR A "GOOD ANSWER."
THE DOCUMENT FILED IN COURT BY THE WAYNE COUNTY PROSECUTOR WAS
RELEASED YESTERDAY AFTER KILPATRICK AND FORMER TOP AIDE CHRISTINE
BEATTY WERE ARRAIGNED ON PERJURY AND OTHER CHARGES.
THE REPORT INCLUDED AN EXCERPT OF A TEXT MESSAGE FROM KILPATRICK
ASKING MEMBERS OF HIS STAFF FOR HELP IN EXPLAINING FORMER DEPUTY
CHIEF GARY BROWN'S DEPARTURE.
KILPATRICK SAID DURING A WHISTLE-BLOWERS' TRIAL LAST AUGUST THAT
BROWN WASN'T FIRED. KILPATRICK AND BEATTY ALSO DENIED HAVING AN
INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP.
THE PROSECUTOR LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION AFTER THE DETROIT FREE
PRESS PUBLISHED EXCERPTS OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT TEXT MESSAGES BETWEEN
THE MAYOR AND BEATTY.
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