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Encyclopedia > Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Kilpatrick

In office
January 1, 2002 – Present
Preceded by Dennis Archer

Born June 6, 1970 (1970-06-06) (age 37)
Detroit, Michigan
Political party Democratic
Spouse Carlita Kilpatrick
Residence Manoogian Mansion
Profession Lawyer
Religion Christian[1]
Website City of Detroit Official Website--Office of the Mayor

Kwame M. Kilpatrick (born June 6, 1970) is the mayor of Detroit, Michigan. Elected at age 31, he is the youngest mayor in the history of Detroit, as well as the third youngest current mayor of any major U.S. city (after Luke Ravenstahl of Pittsburgh, and Adrian Fenty of Washington, D.C.). Kilpatrick briefly addressed the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He is currently Vice President of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors and its representative to the Democratic National Committee. Kwame Kilpatrick source http://www. ... This is a list of Mayors of the City of Detroit, Michigan. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Former Mayor Dennis Archer Dennis Wayne Archer (born January 1, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former president of the American Bar Association, and was the first Black American to hold this office. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Image:Manoogian. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Detroit redirects here. ... Luke Ravenstahl (born February 6, 1980, in Troy Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the current Mayor of Pittsburgh. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... 2004 Democratic National Convention logo The 2004 Democratic National Convention culminated in the arrival of John Kerry on July 29 to address the delegates. ... The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the principal organization governing the United States Democratic Party on a day to day basis. ...


Kilpatrick served as the leader of the Democratic Caucus when elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives, making him the first African American to hold a leadership position in the Michigan Legislature. Cora B. Anderson House of Representatives Office Building, Downtown Lansing The Michigan State House of Representatives is the lower body of the Michigan Legislature. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


The mayoral terms of Kilpatrick have been plagued with controversies which have included his alleged marital infidelity with his chief of staff, lawsuits, and an investigation of perjury. If found guilty of felony perjury, Kilpatrick could be disbarred, sentenced up to 15 years in prison, and forced to resign as mayor. The controversies have prompted a call for his resignation, an ethics probe investigation, and a recall election campaign to have Kilpatrick removed from office. Look up infidelity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Civil action redirects here. ... Perjury is the act of lying or making verifiably false statements on a material matter under oath or affirmation in a court of law or in any of various sworn statements in writing. ... Disbarment is a revocation of a lawyers ability to practice law or argue cases. ... A recall election is a procedure by which voters can remove an elected official from office. ...

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Personal life

Kilpatrick grew up in Detroit and attended Pelham Middle School and Cass Technical High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in political science and a teaching certificate from Florida A&M University where he was captain of the football team and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.[2][3] He holds a Juris Doctor from the Michigan State University College of Law, but has never practiced law.[4] Lewis Cass Technical High School is a high school in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU (pronounced fam-you), is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, the state capital, and is one of eleven institutions in Floridas State University System. ... Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... J.D. redirects here. ... The Law College Building. ...


Kikpatrick taught at Detroit's Marcus Garvey Academy as one way of helping under-privileged children. He started the school's first basketball team and Boy Scouts troop.[5] For the Boy Scouting program within the BSA, see Boy Scouting (Boy Scouts of America). ...


His mother, Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, represents Michigan's 13th District in the United States House of Representatives, and serves as the Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus in the 110th United States Congress. Kilpatrick's father, Bernard Kilpatrick, served as Chief of Staff to former - Wayne County Executive Edward H. McNamara.[6] Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Carolyn Jean Cheeks Kilpatrick (born June 25, 1945) American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing the 13th District of Michigan (map), comprised of most of Detroit and a few of its suburbs. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... The Congressional Black Caucus is an organization representing African American members of the Congress of the United States. ... The One Hundred Tenth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. ... The term Chief of Staff can refer to: The White House Chief of Staff, the highest-ranking member of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. ... Wayne County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Political career and controversies

Representative of Michigan

Kilpatrick was elected in 1996 to the Michigan House of Representatives after his mother, Carolyn Kilpatrick vacated the seat to campaign for a position in the United States Congress.[7] Type Lower House Speaker of the House Andy Dillon, Democratic since November 7, 2006 Minority Leader Craig DeRoche, Republican since November 7, 2006 Members 110 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Meeting place Michigan State Capitol, Lansing, Michigan Web site Michigan House of Representatives Cora B. Anderson House of Representatives... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political...


His campaign staff consisted of high school classmates, Christine Beatty ,who became his legislative aide, and Derrick Miller. The campaign was run on a budget of $10,000 and did not receive endorsements from trade unions, congressional districts, or the Democratic establishment.[7] A trade union or labor union is an organization of workers. ... A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress. ...


Kilpatrick was elected Democratic floor leader and later, House Democratic Leader, making him the first African American to lead a Michigan Legislature.[5]


Mayor of Detroit

Kilpatrick became the youngest mayor of Detroit when elected in 2001.[5]


First term

In his 2002 inaugural address, Kilpatrick said:

I stand before you as a son of the city of Detroit and all that it represents. I was born here in the city of Detroit, I was raised here in the city of Detroit, I went to these Detroit Public Schools. I understand this city. ... This position is personal to me. It's much more than just politics.[5]

He was criticized for using city funds to lease a car for use by his family and using his city issued credit card to charge thousands of dollars worth of spa massages, extravagant dining, and expensive Moët et Chandon champagne. Kilpatrick would later pay back $9000 of the $210,000 credit card charges.[5] Logo Moët & Chandon (founded 1743) is one of the worlds largest manufacturers of champagne and one of the most well known champagne houses in the world. ...


By April 2005, Kilpatrick's approval rating in Detroit was sharply declining due to the scandals and a perceived lack of improvement in the city. As a result, the April 17, 2005 issue of Time Magazine listed him as one of the three worst big-city mayors in the United States,[8][9] along with Dick Murphy of San Diego and John F. Street of Philadelphia. April 2005 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Hamas and Islamic Jihad have declared, in principle, their intention to join the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... Dick Murphy Richard M. (“Dick”) Murphy (b. ... San Diego redirects here. ... John Franklin Street (born October 15, 1943) is the 97th Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ...


2005 re-election campaign

Kilpatrick touted his accomplishments—improved city services, new homes, and downtown construction—for the revitalization of Detroit.[citation needed]


In May 2005, the Detroit Free Press reported that over the first 33 months of his term, Kilpatrick had charged over $210,000 on his city-issued credit card for travel, meals, and entertainment.[10] 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Wikimedia Commons has media related to: May 2005 Deaths in May May 26: Eddie Albert May 25: Ismail Merchant May 25: Sunil Dutt May 25: Graham Kennedy May 22: Thurl Ravenscroft May 21: Howard Morris May 21... Along with The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press is one of the two major metro Detroit newspapers. ... Look up credit card in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


At a May 2005 campaign rally, Kilpatrick's father, Bernard Kilpatrick, made controversial statements equating recent media reports about his son to Nazi propaganda that led to the death of 6 million Jews in Europe. He later apologized.[11] Nazism in history Nazi ideology Nazism and race Outside Germany Related subjects Lists Politics Portal         Nazism or National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), refers primarily to the ideology and practices of the Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers Party, German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) under Adolf Hitler. ... “Shoah” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


In October 2005 Kilpatrick caused controversy with an advertisement which compared media criticism of him to lynch mobs.[12] 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in October 28: Richard Smalley 26: Emil Kyulev 24: José Azcona del Hoyo 24: Rosa Parks 23: Stella Obasanjo 22: Liam Lawlor 22: Shirley Horn 20: Endon Mahmood 17: Ba Jin 10: Milton Obote 7: Charles... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Gay bashing Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial...


Kilpatrick and his opponent Freman Hendrix, both Democrats, initially claimed victory but as the votes were tallied, it became clear that Kilpatrick had come back from his stretch of unpopularity to win a second term in office. Only three months ago most commentators declared his political career over after he was the first Detroit incumbent mayor to come in second in a primary. Pre-election opinion polls predicted a win for Hendrix; however, Kilpatrick won with 53 percent of the vote.[13][14] A conspiracy theory that the election was rigged in Kilpatrick's favor remains unproven. Freman Hendrix Freman Hendrix was a 2005 mayoral candidate in Detroit. ... For other uses, see Conspiracy theory (disambiguation). ...


Second term

Kilpatrick was hospitalized and diagnosed with diverticulitis in Houston, Texas, in July 2006. Kilpatrick's personal physician indicated that Kilpatrick's condition may have been caused by a high-protein weight-loss diet.[15] Detroit's city council voted unanimously to approve Kilpatrick’s tax plan, which he said he hopes will provide homeowners some relief from the city’s high property tax rates. The cuts ranged from 18% to 35%, depending on the property’s value.[16] Diverticulitis is a common digestive disorder particularly found in the large intestine. ... Houston redirects here. ... Early elections in November are announced in the Netherlands. ...


Audit reports

The city was 14 months late in filing it 2005-2006 audit and now estimates that it will cost an additional $2.4 million due to new auditing requirements that were not addressed by the city. The 2006-2007 fiscal year audit due on December 31, 2007 is expected to be 11 months late.[17]


The State Treasury is withholding $35 million of its monthly revenue sharing to the city and requires Detroit to receive approval before selling bonds to raise money.[17] Kilpatrick told the city council that he takes partial blame for the late audits because he laid off too many accountants, but the firm hired to replace them is not doing their job.[18] For alternative meanings, see bond (a disambiguation page). ...


2008 State of the City Address and reaction

On March 11, 2008, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick delivered his seventh State of the City Address to Detroit. The majority of the 70-minute speech focused on positive changes occurring throughout Detroit and future plans. Kilpatrick specifically noted increased police surveillance, new policing technologies, and initiatives to rebuild many of the neglected neighborhoods in the city. He received standing ovations from the invitation-only audience repeatedly during his speech.


Towards the end of the speech, Kilpatrick deviated from the transcript of the address that was given to the media[19] and posted on his official city website[20] so that he might address the scandal and controversy surrounding his years in office. He said, "I cannot leave this auditorium with my wife and my sons sitting there without addressing this issue." Kilpatrick begun his statement with, "In the past 30 days I've been called a nigger more than anytime in my entire life. In the past three days I've received more death threats than I have in my entire administration." He then proceeded to state that the media is only focusing on the controversies so that they can obtain more money through higher Nielsen ratings. In the remainder of the speech, he addressed the city council members who chose not to sit behind him on the stage in protest, particularly Kenneth Cockrel Jr. and asked that people "say no more" about any of the controversy.

"...And finally, and this may be the most talked-about part of this speech after laying out all of that, but I feel that I cannot leave this auditorium with my wife and my sons sitting there without addressing this issue. In the past 30 days I've been called a nigger more than anytime in my entire life. In the past three days I've received more death threats than I have in my entire administration. I've heard these words before but I've never heard people say them about my wife and children. I have to say this because it's very personal to me. I don't believe that a Nielsen rating is worth the life of my children or your children. This unethical, illegal lynch mob mentality has to stop. And it's seriously time. We've never been here before. And I don't care if they cut the TV off. We've never been in a situation like this before. Where you can say anything, do anything, have no facts, no research, no nothing and you can launch a hate-driven bigoted assault on a family. I humbly ask members of council, I humbly ask the business community, I humbly ask the religious community, I humbly ask the brothers and sisters of the city of Detroit - I humbly ask that we say 'no more' together. I humbly ask that we say no more together. I love this city with every part of my being. I will continue to stay focused on building the next Detroit. God Bless you, Detroit. I love you."


Kwame M. Kilpatrick, 2008 Detroit State of the City Address Kwame Kilpatrick Kwame M. Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is the Mayor of Detroit, Michigan. ...

Michigan Governor and fellow democrat, Jennifer Granholm issued a statement in which she condemned the use of the word nigger in any context.[21] The statement noted that Granholm and Kilpatrick attended the ceremonial burial of the racial slur last summer. The statement stopped short of calling for Kilpatrick's resignation. The following are governors of the Territory of Michigan and the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (born February 5, 1959) is a Canadian-born American politician and the current Governor of the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox stated on WJR radio that he thought that using the word 'nigger' was "reprehensible". Cox went on to say, "I thought his statements were race-baiting on par with David Duke and George Wallace, all to save his political career. I'm not a Detroiter, but last night crossed the line...those statements not only hurt Detroit, [but] as long as the mayor is there, he will be a drag on the whole region." Cox then said that whether Kilpatrick is brought up on criminal charges or not, Kilpatrick should resign.[22] The Michigan Attorneys General is an elected official in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Mike Cox (born 1961) is the 52nd Michigan Attorney General, having served since January 1, 2003. ... // Nigger is a racial slur used to refer to dark-skinned people, especially those of African ancestry. ... David Ernest Duke (born July 1, 1950) is a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, a candidate in presidential primaries for both the Democratic and Republican parties, and former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. ... George Corley Wallace, Jr. ...


Former Kilpatrick political adviser Sam Riddle, labeled the address a race-baiting speech. "It's an act of desperation to use the N-word," said Riddle. "He's attempting to regain his base of support by playing the race card. He's gone to that well one too many times."[22] The term nigger can refer to: Nigger, a derogatory term for persons of indigenous West African and Sub-Saharan African descent. ... Playing the race card is an idiomatic phrase, referring to an allegation often raised against a person who the accuser feels has unnecessarily brought the issue of race or racism into a debate so as to obfuscate a matter of debate. ...


In response to Kilpatrick characterizing the media coverage of his scandals as a baseless "hate-driven bigoted assault on a family", Carmen Harlan, a news anchor at WDIV television, stated the following: WDIV (Local 4) is the NBC television station based in Detroit, Michigan. ...

" Mr. Mayor, I'd like to address you directly. You were absolutely right tonight when you said that death-threats and racial slurs are wrong. I'll even go further, they're inexcusable and inappropriate. But to say that we, the media, are to blame for this mess isn't fair either. Using emotionally driven words, like the N-word, phrases like "hate-driven" and "bigoted assault", even "lynch mob mentality", stirs the very core of even my emotions. You see, I love the city too, as much as you do. Like you, we [the media] have a job to do too. I've asked you to sit down with me; explain what we don't understand and how we may have gotten it wrong. I'm still waiting for that phone call. And I quote you, 'No more, I humbly ask! The Kwame Kilpatrick roller coaster has to stop!"


—Carmen Harlan, Response to Kwame Kilpatrick's 2008 Detroit State of the City Address[23]

Controversies

See also: A timeline for the Kilpatrick Scandal

Manoogian Mansion party

The Manoogian Mansion, official residence of the Mayor of Detroit.

Kilpatrick's first controversy started as rumors of a wild party in the fall of 2002 involving strippers at the official residence of the mayor—the city-owned Manoogian Mansion. It is alleged by former members of the mayor's Executive Protection Unit that the mayor's wife, Carlita Kilpatrick, came home unexpectedly and upon discovering Kwame with the strippers began to attack one of the women.[24] Allegations began to surface after Officer Harold C. Nelthrope contacted the internal affairs unit of the Detroit Police in April 2003 to have them investigate abuses by the mayor's Executive Protection Unit (EPU). Mayor Kilpatrick called a press conference, where he denied all allegations and rumors of any misconduct by him or his security team. He went on to state that he does not have 'lewd parties;' "I don't whore around on my wife;" and "I want people to understand that I would never disrespect my God, my wife or my children".[25][26] Nelthrope and Gary A. Brown, head of the Detroit Police Department's internal affairs unit allege that they were fired by the administration in retaliation for investigating the mayor's misconduct. An investigation by the attorney general Mike Cox and the State Police found no evidence that the party actually happened.[24] Nelthrope and Brown sued the city in what came to be known as the Whistleblower Trial and won a $8.4 million dollar settlement after the trial. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1060x593, 335 KB) The Manoogian Mansion. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1060x593, 335 KB) The Manoogian Mansion. ... Image:Manoogian. ... Mike Cox (born 1961) is the 52nd Michigan Attorney General, having served since January 1, 2003. ...


Additionally, two other officers of the Detroit Police Department, Walt Harris and Alvin Bowman, claimed they were retaliated against for their involvement in investigations that would highlight the mayor's misconduct. Harris, was a former member of the EPU, who was identified by the administration as cooperating with the state's investigation of the mayor and subsequently suffered a smear campaign in the media by the Kilpatrick administration.[24]


The murder of Tamara Greene
See also: A time line in the Strawberry case

Tamara Greene was a 27-year-old exotic dancer that went by the name "Strawberry" and who claimed to have performed at the Manoogian Mansion party. While sitting in her car with her boyfriend, Greene was shot 18 times with the same exact type of .40 caliber Glock handgun and bullets that are issued to Detroit police officers. The boyfriend was wounded, but was not shot at, even after the white Chevrolet TrailBlazer that the shooter(s) was in turned around and drove by a second time. This fact led Bowman to conclude that Greene was the only intended target and not her 32-year-old boyfriend.[27] She was murdered on April 30, 2003 at around 3:40 am, near the intersection of Roselawn and West Outer Drive.[27][28] Her murder came after a first attempt on her life failed. This lead to the theory that this was a "deliberate hit" by a member of the Detroit Police Department.[28] A theory that Bowman would investigate and what he alleges was the reason that he was taken off of the case and transferred out of homicide.[27] Minus forty is: the temperature (in degrees) at which Celsius and Fahrenheit scales read the same; often referred to as 40 below. ...


Greene's family filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Detroit for $150 million based on their belief her murder was a deliberate attack to keep her from talking to officers who were investigating the rumored party at the mayoral Manoogian Mansion.[28] A judge ruled that Norman Yatooma, the attorney representing Greene's 14 year old son, can have access to text messages of Kilpatrick, police chief Ella Bully-Cummings and dozens of other city employees to ascertain if city officials derailed the investigation into Greene's murder.[29] Yatooma also wants the text messages and GPS positions of every city employee exchanged between 1:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. on April 30, 2003.[29][30] The city's communications provider Skytel has indicated it is prepared to release the text messages if the court rules accordingly.[29] GPS redirects here. ...


The lawyers for the city paid a retainer of $24,950 to the lawyers it hired to represent the city. City policy mandates that contracts $25,000 or more be approved by the city countil.[31] Councilwoman Sheila Cockrel asserts that the amount paid "is small for a retainer" and "I think this is probably somebody's effort to get a deposit to a lawyer on an expedited basis in a case that's got a lot of scrutiny."[31] This is at least the second time the Kilpatrick administration has avoided council approval by entering into contracts just below the $25,000 threshold. The Lincoln Navigator SUV leased for the Kilpatrick family in 2005 with city funds costs $24,995.[31]


On March 1st, 2008, a ten-page sworn affidavit by former Detroit police lieutenant Alvin Bowman was filed by Yatooma in the U.S. District Court in Detroit. In that affidavit, Bowan states that "I suspected that the shooter was a law enforcement officer, and more specifically, a Detroit Police Department officer."[27] Boman contends that because of the high number of .40 caliber bullets that hit Greene and not her boyfriend, would indicate firearms training, i.e. police firearms training. In the document, Bowman explained how the highest levels of the police department including then police chief Jerry Oliver and his successor, Ella Bully-Cummings, deliberately sabotaged his investigation. He claims that files were deleted from homicide computers, reports were removed from the homicide file, and the Greene murder file itself was locked up so Bowman could not access it. Bowman states that eventually, he was transferred out of homicide because he had asked too many questions about the Greene murder and the Manoogian Mansion party.[27] In the affidavit, Bowman says that Greene was employed with an associate of Kilpatrick, but did not name the associate. Bowman also stated that Greene's telephone records linked her to a high-ranking city employee not long before her April 2003 death. Mayer Morganroth, the lawyer representing the city said, "The Bowman affidavit is a little less than idiotic and more than absurd."[27] Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ...


Whistleblower trial

See also: Chronology of trial and $8.4 million settlement

In 2003, a civil lawsuit was filed against Kilpatrick by his ex-bodyguard Harold Nelthrope and former Deputy Chief Police Gary Brown. The police officers claim they were fired because of an internal probe into the mayor's personal actions, and that the firing was a violation of the whistleblower law.[32] Poster in support of whistleblower legislation A whistleblower is an employee, former employee, or member of an organization, especially a business or government agency, who reports misconduct to people or entities that have the power and presumed willingness to take corrective action. ...


The trial began in August 2007 with Kilpatrick and his chief of staff, Christine Beatty both denying they were involved in an extramarital affair.[32] In his testimony, Kilpatrick expressed anger about claims of an affair between him and Beatty and under oath said:

Carolyn Kilpatrick, member of Congress and the mother of Kwame Kilpatrick
Carolyn Kilpatrick, member of Congress and the mother of Kwame Kilpatrick
I think it was pretty demoralizing to her—you have to know her —but it's demoralizing to me as well," he said. "My mother is a congresswoman. There have always been strong women around me. My aunt is a state legislator. I think it's absurd to assert that every woman that works with a man is a whore. I think it's disrespectful not just to Christine Beatty but to women who do a professional job that they do every single day. And it's also disrespectful to their families as well.[33][34]

The trial ended on September 11, 2007, after three hours of jury deliberation, in a verdict awarding the plaintiffs $6.5 million in damages. In an angry speech in front of City Hall made minutes after the verdict was read, Kilpatrick blamed the "wrong verdict" on white suburbanite jurors. In a separate article, Kilpatrick is quoted as saying, "There's race in this, and we run from it in this region. And I think it's impossible for us to move forward as a region without confronting it head-on. But I don't want what has happened in the past 24 months to be erased by what has happened in the last two days."[35][36] Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Carolyn Jean Cheeks Kilpatrick (born June 25, 1945) American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing the 13th District of Michigan (map), comprised of most of Detroit and a few of its suburbs. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On September 12, speaking to a radio audience on his decision not to settle the case, Kilpatrick said "I thought that the people of the city of Detroit needed to have an opportunity to hear the truth, they needed to see me sit in the chair. They saw that."[33] is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In law and in religion, testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter. ...


Kilpatrick decided to not appeal the verdict and offered an $8.4 million settlement to the two officers involved in the civil suit and a third former officer who filed a separate lawsuit against Kilpatrick. The Detroit City Council voted to pay the $8.4 million.[37]


The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News sued under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requesting that the city release all settlement-related documents.[37] The FOIA lawsuit ordered Mike Stefani, the police officers' attorney to be deposed by the plaintiffs. Stefani revealed in the deposition the existence of a confidentiality agreement signed by all parties to keep confidential intimate text-messages between Kilpatrick and his then chief of staff, Christine Beatty.[38] The Detroit Law Department initially denied the existence a 'secret deal', but later fought to keep the documents sealed after Stefani produced them during his deposition on the grounds that they are private communications.[38] In the United States, there are a number of individual pieces of freedom of information legislation, as well as a number of other sunshine laws intended to increase the openness and transparency of government. ... In law, a deposition is evidence given under oath and recorded for use in court at a later date. ...

Michigan Hall of Justice, home of the Michigan Supreme Court.
Michigan Hall of Justice, home of the Michigan Supreme Court.

A Wayne County judge ruled that the secret documents and the deposition of Mike Stefani should be released as public information.[37] The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling and the Michigan Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Kilpatrick and the city saying in its decision "there is no FOIA exemption for settlement agreements" and “a public body may not contract away its obligations under the FOIA."[39] The Michigan Supreme Court is the highest court in the State of Michigan, that is the court of last resort. ...


The unsealed documents revealed the stratagem of Kilpatrick and the City of Detroit Law Department to hide a series of text-messages that contradict the sworn testimony of Kilpatrick and Beatty, and may provide the basis for perjury charges against the pair.[38][40] The secret deal called for Brown to forfeit $3 million, Nelthrope to forfeit $2 million and Harris to give up $400,000 if they ever revealed the information; Stefani would forfeit $2.6 million in legal fees if he or any of his employees ever divulged the existence of the text-messages.[41] The released documents did not include transcripts of the text-messages.[38] Perjury is the act of lying or making verifiably false statements on a material matter under oath or affirmation in a court of law or in any of various sworn statements in writing. ...

The City Council is determined that it and the people of the city of Detroit be fully informed as to the circumstances of any settlement, but particularly this settlement.
William Goodman[42]

The Detroit City Council was not made aware of the text messages or the confidentiality agreement to keep them private when Kilpatrick and city lawyers requested the council to approve the $8.4 million settlement.[43] The attorney for the Detroit City Council, William Goodman, filed a motion to have the council join a lawsuit filed by local newspapers to obtain text messages sent on Kilpatrick's and Beatty's pagers, an October 17 motion prepared by Mike Stefani, e-mail exchanged between Stefani and city lawyers, and additional settlement documents.[43] Goodman subpoenaed SkyTel for all of Kilpatrick's text messages sent on his city-leased pager.[44] On March 18, 2008, the Detroit City Council will vote on a non-binding resolution to ask Kilpatrick to voluntarily resign as mayor.[45] The resolution was sponsored by councilman Kwame Kenyatta, who explained: is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

the resolution is the foundation for beginning a process for removal. Whereas the charter does not give the council authority to remove the mayor from office; it does however provide us with criteria by which the mayor can be charged with misconduct and neglect. ...It also provides for the basis to refer those charges to the governor.[46]

Governor Jennifer Granholm has the authority to remove Kilpatrick from office if she is satisified he is guilty of official misconduct.[46] Kilpatrick said he has paid back the $8.4 million through "hard work for the city" and dismissed an aspiration of removing him from office as "political rhetoric."[47] The following are governors of the Territory of Michigan and the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (born February 5, 1959) is a Canadian-born American politician and the current Governor of the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

Slander suit

Kilpatrick was named in a slander lawsuit along with Christine Beatty and police chief Ella Bully-Cummings. The lawsuit was brought about by two police officers that claimed to have been slandered in the media by city officials.[48] Ella M. Bully-Cummings (b. ...


The lawsuit stems from a 2004 incident in which the two police officers pulled Kilpatrick's chief of staff Christine Beatty over for speeding. Beatty was irate at being stopped and bluntly asked the officers, "Do you know who the fuck I am?" when the officers came to the vehicle.[48] While stopped, Beatty called Police Chief Bully-Cummings to have the officers called off, which the officers allege they were ordered to do. When reports of the incident started to surface in the media, Kilpatrick, Beatty and Bully-Cummings all claimed that the traffic stop was some type of "set-up" to harass Beatty.[49]


The parties in the law suit entered into mediation which recommended a settlement of $25,000 which was rejected twice by the Detroit City Council.[50]


In January 2008, it was revealed through text messages that Kilpatrick and Beatty were involved in a sexual relationship that both denied under oath. The attorney for the officers said

"I might take a different position on the case now. The mayor has been exposed and I may want more money for my clients now."[49]

On February 19, the Detroit City Council voted unanimously to settle the lawsuit for $25,000. The attorney for the officers accepted the settlement and said of the officers, “They don’t want to be embroiled in this whole scandal."[50] [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Red Lincoln Navigator

In 2005, WXYZ-TV reporter Steve Wilson reported that the city had entered an expensive one year lease for a luxury SUV. It was to be used to chauffeur the mayor's family. The lease was for $24,995; five dollars under the amount that would have required the approval of city council. Kilpatrick, chief of staff Christine Beatty, police chief Ella Bully-Cummings, and other members of the mayor's staff all denied that the red Lincoln Navigator was intended to be used by the mayor's wife and children. Eventually, Kilpatrick admitted the Navigator was for his family, claiming he had told the police chief that it was "too much" and to take it back.[51] Media coverage of this story was best known for a situation involving the mayor and his security team. Wilson had tracked Kilpatrick down in Washington, D.C., where he was attending a mayor's conference. When Wilson tried to question Kilpatrick about the Navigator lease, a member of the mayor's security team is seen on camera shoving Wilson against a wall.[52] WXYZ-TV, channel 7, is the ABC affiliated television station in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It is owned by The E.W. Scripps Company and is Scripps largest TV station. ... Steve Wilson on WXYZ-TV Steve Wilson is Chief Investigative Reporter for WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan. ... Ella M. Bully-Cummings (b. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


Washington D.C. Police Denies Kilpatrick After-Hours Courtesy Protection

Since 2002, the Washington D.C. police will only offer professional courtesy protection to Kilpatrick while he is conducting official business in the nation's capital. Washington police no longer provide after-hours police protection to Kilpatrick because of his inappropriate partying during past visits. Sergeant Tyrone Dodson of Washington explained by saying "we arrived at this decision because we felt that the late evening partying on the part of Mayor Kilpatrick would leave our officers stretched too thin and might result in an incident at one of the clubs." The Kilpatrick administration allege that the statements and actions of the Washington police are part a political conspiracy to ruin the mayor.[53] For other uses, see Sergeant (disambiguation). ...


Civic fund

On May 8, 2007, WXYZ reported that Kilpatrick used $8,600 from his secret Kilpatrick Civic Fund to take his wife, three sons and babysitter on a week long vacation to a five-star California resort, the La Costa Resort and Spa.[54] The fund, controlled by Kilpatrick's sister and friends, was created to improve the city of Detroit through voter education, economic empowerment and crime prevention. Tax and accounting experts said Kilpatrick's use of the fund was a violation of IRS regulations.[55] The story was also compounded after WXYZ's cameras caught Kilpatrick in a fit of rage grabbing the microphone out of the hand of reporter Ray Sayah and throwing it hard across the room such that it hit a wall, while Sayah tried to question him about the situation. IRS is short for U.S. Internal Revenue Service short for Indian Revenue Service short for Independent rear suspension, used in automobiles. ...


Sale of city parks

According to a Detroit Free Press October 26, 2007 article, Kilpatrick has proposed selling off 92 city parks. Most of these are less than one acre in size. City officials estimate it could generate $8.1 million from the sale of the 124 acres (50 ha) of land. It has been noted that the sale of the city parks will generate a substantial portion of the funds required to pay the settlement of the whistleblower lawsuit against Kilpatrick filed by two ex-city employees.[56] is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ...


Text-messaging scandal

Main article: Kilpatrick and Beatty text-messaging scandal

In January 2008, The Detroit Free Press examined and revealed the existence of more than 14,000 text messages exchanged between Kilpatrick and his chief of staff Christine Beatty on their city issued SkyTel pagers between September–October 2002 and April–May 2003. The dates are of import because they encompass the time periods of the alleged Manoogian Mansion party and the ouster of Gary Brown respectively.[57] Along with The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press is one of the two major metro Detroit newspapers. ...


The text-messages are the nucleus of an $8.4 million secret deal settlement by the city of Detroit. The attorneys for the city had tried since 2004 to keep the text messages hidden on the basis that they were personal and private communications.[57] However, a city directive re-authorized by Kilpatrick during his first term as mayor indicates that all electronic communication sent on city equipment should be "used in an honest, ethical, and legal manner" and cautions, "is not considered to be personal or private."[58] The mayor's spokesman said the policy only applies to city-owned equipment and the text-messages are exempt since they were sent on a city-leased device.[58]


Kilpatrick and Beatty, both married at the time, did discuss city business; however, many of the series of messages describe not a professional relationship but an extramarital sexual relationship between the two, often in graphic detail. The text messages further describe their use of city funds to arrange romantic getaways, their fears of being caught by the mayor's police protection unit, and evidence the pair conspired to fire Detroit Police Chief Gary Brown.[57]


The exchanges also show their knowledge of 'fronts' in the bidding process and preferential treatment to close friend and businessman Bobby Ferguson. Text messages exchanged between Beatty and Ferguson show Ferguson requested and was given access to other contractors' bids, proposals and rates in order to undercut them, and ultimately secured over $45 million in city contracts. This preferential treatment in the Kilpatrick administration has come to be known as the 'Friends and Family Plan.'[59] A front organization is any entity set up by and controlled by another organization, such as intelligence agencies, criminal organizations, banned organizations, religious or political groups, advocacy groups, or corporations. ...


Recall campaign

The Wayne Count Election Committee approved a recall petition to remove Kilpatrick as mayor based on the multi-million dollar settlement in a whistle-blower lawsuit against the city, and the accusation that Kilpatrick misled the City Council into approving the settlement. The recall petition was filed by Douglas Johnson, a city council candidate.[60] Kilpatrick has appealed to the commission to reconsider its decision on the grounds that Johnson is not a resident of Detroit.[61] Johnson also requested that Jennifer Granholm use her power as Governor to remove Kilpatrick from office. The question of residency has no impact since any person or entity can make the request by a sworn affidavit.[62] A recall election is a procedure by which voters can remove an elected official from office. ...


On March 12, 2008, at the request of the Mayor's office, Wayne County Election Commission rescinded its earlier approval for the recall. The Mayor's office argued that there was not any evidence that the organizer, Douglas Johnson, actually resided within the city limits of Detroit. Johnson stated that his group would refile using another person whose residency would not be an issue. [63]


Electoral history

  • 2005 Race for Mayor (Detroit)
  • 2001 Race for Mayor (Detroit)
    • Kwame Kilpatrick (D), 54%
    • Gil Hill (D), 46%

Freman Hendrix Freman Hendrix was a 2005 mayoral candidate in Detroit. ... Freman Hendrix Freman Hendrix was a 2005 mayoral candidate in Detroit. ... Sharon McPhail has served on the Detroit City Council since 2002 and was a candidate for mayor in the 1993 and 2005 Detroit elections. ... Hansen Clarke (born March 2, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan) is a Democratic Michigan State Senator from Detroit. ... Gilbert R. Hill is a former President of the City Council of Detroit, Michigan. ...

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Preceded by
Dennis Archer
Mayor of Detroit
2002–
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Persondata
NAME Kilpatrick, Kwame
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION mayor of Detroit, Michigan
DATE OF BIRTH 1970-06-8
PLACE OF BIRTH Detroit, Michigan
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
Former Mayor Dennis Archer Dennis Wayne Archer (born January 1, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former president of the American Bar Association, and was the first Black American to hold this office. ... This is a list of Mayors of the City of Detroit, Michigan. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Detroit redirects here. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... This article is about the U.S. State. ...

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