Embattled Detroit Mayor Assaults Deputy, Narrowly Escapes Jail
Embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, facing perjury and other charges in a sex-and-mistress scandal, is back in trouble again. As though his earlier carpet-bombing of the "n-word" during an official address, the legal charges, and the move by citizens and city council to get rid of him weren't bad enough, Kilpatrick slung a few more racial slurs as well as some body moves at a deputy.
A stern Detroit judge, saying he has thrown people in jail for less, found that Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick violated the terms of his bond in his criminal case after a sheriff's deputy testified he was assaulted by the mayor Thursday.
The ruling followed sheriff’s deputy Brian White's testimony this morning that Kilpatrick shouted expletives at him and his partner when White sought to serve a subpoena on Kilpatrick’s friend, Bobby Ferguson, at the mayor’s sister’s home Thursday. White said the mayor then threw him into his investigative partner, Joann Kinney, and made racially charged remarks during the incident.