Judge Ordered To Testify In Greene Case
DETROIT — A Detroit judge has been ordered to answer questions under oath this week in the lawsuit involving the unsolved slaying of Tamara Greene, Local 4 has learned.
Sources told Local 4 that 26 District Court Judge Ruth Carter will be questioned about text messages she exchanged with former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick in 2003 — when she was the head of the Detroit Law Department.
Carter is scheduled to be questioned on Thursday by attorneys representing Greene’s family in a lawsuit against the city.
Greene was killed in 2003 in a drive-by shooting, just months after she allegedly danced at a never-proven Manoogian Mansion party thrown for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Greene’s family has filed a $150 million wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the city and other top officials have blocked an investigation into her death.
Detroit has sent the court pages of documents showing that police went to great lengths to solve the killing and that a drug dealer named Darret King was responsible for Greene’s death.
But the attorney representing the family, Norman Yatooma, said King was never charged.
Yatooma said has several people have testified under oath that they were punished for trying to investigate Greene’s death.
Kilpatrick, his wife, Carlita, his father, Bernard, and his former chief of staff Christine Beatty have all been deposed in connection with the investigation.