Bernard Kilpatrick deposed by Norman Yatooma for six hours Tuesday
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (WXYZ) – Bernard Kilpatrick spent six hours Tuesday under oath being deposed by attorney Norman Yatooma, who’s representing the family of murdered exotic dancer Tamara Greene. Greene was gunned down in 2003.
The Greene family filed a federal lawsuit alleging city officials and then mayor Kwame Kilpatrick covered up the murder investigation. Several months before she was gunned down, Greene is rumored to have danced at a never proven party at the Manoogian Mansion where she was allegedly assaulted by Kwame Kilpatrick’s wife.
When he arrived for the deposition at Yatooma’s Birmingham office, Bernard Kilpatrick defended his son saying, “He dedicated his life to the city. Now they’re trying to pin a murder on him. That’s crap!”
When the deposition was finished, Kilpatrick left saying “I thought it went fine, it was what i expected. It was contentious, it was the lawyers more than me.”
When asked about Tuesday’s deposition, Yatooma said “Was he cooperative? I’ll say the deposition was contentious at times.”
He added, “This is a deposition that is one of many that helps to build a case that demonstrates so long as Kwame Kilpatrick was mayor of the city, the city and those in control of it, would do anything to anyone with no regard for the other so long as it led to the selfish benefit of Kwame Kilpatrick or Bernard Kilpatrick or Christine Beatty or the protection of those people.
If they’re going to perjure themselves and obstruct justice over covering up an affair, how much more will they do to cover up a murder investigation. This deposition will be used in that effort.”