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.


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