Attorneys for the city of Detroit say the 2003 slaying of stripper Tamara Greene resulted from a drug war and was not connected to a rumored wild party involving ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick at the Manoogian Mansion.
The Detroit Free Press reports Thursday that the city claims in a federal court filing that Greene was shot to death in a car outside her home during a clash of rival drug dealers. The filing says police know who shot Greene, but do not have enough evidence to file charges.
The city asked a judge to dismiss a civil suit filed on behalf of Greene's children that accuses Kilpatrick and other officials of stifling the police probe into her murder. She is believed by some to have performed at the never-proven 2002 party at the mayor's official residence.