Judge is Urged to Revisit Ruling on Documents
DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Free Press is renewing its effort to persuade a judge to unseal the deposition of state Attorney General Mike Cox in a lawsuit over the unsolved slaying of a stripper.
In a court filing Wednesday, the Free Press says information identifying people with no role in the case could be redacted.
Federal Judge Gerald Rosen has refused to unseal documents, saying he wants to protect the ongoing investigation of Tamara Greene’s murde r and the privacy of third parties.
Greene’s family is suing Detroit and former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, claiming the homicide investigation was intentionally stifled years ago.
Cox investigated a rumor of a 2002 party hosted by Kilpatrick and possibly attended by Greene but called it an “urban legend.”