VIDEO: Judge Says Kilpatrick, Detroit did Destroy Evidence
DETROIT (WJBK) – Eight years have passed since the murder of exotic dancer Tamara Greene, but her family hasn’t given up its fight for justice. Her family is suing the city and ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, accusing officials of foiling her murder investigation to make sure her killers were never found.
The city and Kilpatrick deny the claims, but Wednesday a federal judge sided with the family. U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen ruled Kilpatrick and the City of Detroit did intentionally destroy evidence to thwart the homicide investigation. The judge ordered the city to pay attorney fees to Norman Yatooma, the lawyer representing Greene’s family.
After the ruling, both sides spent more than two hours in court arguing over whether the case should be thrown out. Wednesday’s hearing ended without a decision from the judge on whether the case will go on to trial.