No one will disagree if you were to say the city of Detroit doesn’t need any more scandals — particularly any involving the former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. The monitor that stepped down was a former federal prosecutor in Washington and a former district attorney in N.Y.
BY DAVID ASHENFELTER and JOE SWICKARD
DETROIT FREE PRESS
DETROIT –– The Department of Justice dropped another bomb on the scandal-plagued city of Detroit this week by alerting a federal judge that his court-appointed monitor overseeing Detroit Police Department reforms had “meetings of a personal nature” with former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
The episode came to light Friday when U.S. District Judge Julian Cook issued an order that announced Sheryl Robinson Wood’s resignation but raised more questions than it answered. Cook didn’t describe the nature of the meetings, when they occurred, whether they affected Wood’s performance or whether he demanded she resign.
The order said Wood “engaged in conduct which was totally inconsistent with the terms and conditions of the two consent judgments.”