Court Says Complaint Against Mayor Kilpatrick Can Proceed

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Michigan Court of Appeals says two former Detroit police officials can proceed with a lawsuit alleging that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick retaliated against them for trying to investigate misconduct by members of his security unit.

The court says a jury can hear the claims. It released on opinion today denying parts of an appeal by Kilpatrick and the city, who say a Wayne County judge should have dismissed the case.

In depositions, Harole Nelthrope, a former police bodyguard, has described escorting the mayor to trysts with his chief of staff and other women. Kilpatrick has denied the allegations.

Deputy Chief Gary Brown alleges he was fired by Kilpatrick for investigating the allegations.

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