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A judge has ordered Detroit to give certain phone records to lawyers who want to know whether city employees had contact with a stripper before she was fatally shot in 2003.
It’s another development in a lawsuit filed against the city and former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Tamara Greene’s family claims the murder investigation was intentionally bungled. Kilpatrick denies it.
Greene’s family says her phone showed calls with prefixes that might belong to city employees. Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen on Thursday said the city must find phone records as well as turn over some payroll records.
In the weeks ahead, lawyers for the city and Kilpatrick will ask that the lawsuit be dismissed.
Greene, also known as “Strawberry” is said to have danced at the former mayor’s rumored Manoogian Mansion party.
Earlier this week, Kwame Kilpatrick’s father, Bernard Kilpatrick, told reporters he was “angry” to have been called to give a deposition in the lawsuit. He said the investigation into Greene’s death “is a joke,” and that there was no party. (More on this).
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