A judge has ordered the family of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to testify in the civil lawsuit surrounding the shooting death of a stripper.
According to reports, U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen said that lawyers for the Greene family can speak with Carlita Kilpatrick (Kwame Kilpatrick’s wife), Bernard Kilpatrick (his father) and a former Detroit Police chief.
The reasons for their depositions are not yet known, but according to lawyers it may finally provide details into what happened that fateful night.
The details surrounding the death of an exotic dancer, whose stage name was Strawberry, appeared to many in the Detroit area to be a calculated hit. The story has become legendary leaving residents intrigued about what really happened?
The story was made even more shocking when the attorney for Greene’s family was allegedly told by the city attorney that “(He’ll) end up face down in an alley with a knife in his back” if he chooses to depose individuals who draw too much media attention to the case.
The family of the woman, whose name is Tamara Greene, claim that Kilpatrick hindered the investigation into the woman’s death in 2003. According to the family she became involved with Kilpatrick after she performed at a party at the mayoral mansion in 2002.
A former police records clerk claims that she saw a report stating that Carlita Kilpatrick beat Greene although The Kilpatricks are denying the allegation.
Kwame Kilpatrick resigned from the mayor’s office, after pleading guilty of obstruction of justice.Source