Ex-Detroit mayor’s father to testify in lawsuit
DETROIT — A lawyer says the father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has agreed to appear for a deposition in a civil lawsuit against his son and the city filed by the family of a slain stripper.
Birmingham attorney Norman Yatooma says Bernard Kilpatrick will be deposed on Aug. 31 at Yatooma’s office.
Yatooma represents Tamara Greene’s family in a federal lawsuit.
Greene was fatally shot in 2003, several months after reportedly performing at a rumored party at the Detroit mayoral mansion.
The lawsuit claims Kwame Kilpatrick and other city officials stifled a police investigation of her death.
Bernard Kilpatrick failed to appear two weeks ago for a deposition in Fort Worth, Texas, prompting Yatooma to ask a federal judge to cite him for contempt of court.