It seems that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick of Detroit just cannot stay out of some news making controversy these last few months.
After almost being forced out of office for an alleged affair with a subordinate and its cover-up, he has another swelling on his hands that should be sure to be the final blow his administration. The latest below:
DETROIT — Michigan State Police troopers are investigating a possible assault by Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on a deputy accompanying an investigator for the Wayne County prosecutor Thursday at the home of the mayor’s sister, Sheriff Warren Evans said.
Evans said the 6-foot-4 mayor, a former star football player at Florida A&M University, allegedly pushed a sheriff’s deputy and knocked him into the female investigator, who was working for Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. The officers were attempting to serve a subpoena on Bobby Ferguson, a city contractor and close friend of Kilpatrick.
State police officials were asked to investigate because of “the politically charged nature of the whole thing,” Evans said.
State police met with prosecutors and sheriff’s officials late Thursday to discuss the incident. Under state law, assaulting an officer or “duly authorized person” trying to serve court papers is a felony punishable by up to two years in prison and a $2,000 fine.