Ex-Detroit Police Chief a Witness in E-mail Flap
DETROIT – Detroit’s former police chief says she never intentionally purged e-mail related to the investigation of a slain stripper.
Ella Bully-Cummings testified Wednesday in federal court. Lawyers for the family of Tamara Greene believe missing e-mail could help their lawsuit, which claims city officials stifled the murder investigation.
Bully-Cummings says she didn’t intentionally get rid of e-mail or direct anyone to do the same. She was a bit fuzzy about her overall use of e-mail. On Monday, former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick denied writing or receiving any e-mail about the Greene case.
Greene’s family believes the murder investigation was shelved because Greene may have danced at a party at the mayoral mansion in 2002, months before her fatal shooting inside a car.
Kilpatrick denies any party.