Kilpatrick may be deposed on tape in death

Lawyers for the family of slain stripper Tamara Green asked a federal judge Tuesday to order a videotaped deposition of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick in a lawsuit resulting from her death.

Birmingham lawyer Norman Yatooma said Kilpatrick’s lawyer, James Thomas, initially objected to the July 8 deposition request because Kilpatrick, who is serving one and a half to five years in prison for probation violation at a prison in Manistee, wouldn’t be allowed to wear a suit. When prison officials said they would arrange for him to dress up, Yatooma said Thomas still objected and later said he wouldn’t be available July 8.

Thomas couldn’t be reached for comment.

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