The city of Detroit says it knows who killed stripper Tamara Greene in 2003 but wants to keep that and other information secret while its investigation continues.
A lawyer for the city made those revelations Monday in a motion asking a federal judge to let Detroit file a sealed request to dismiss a lawsuit by Greene’s family.
The family has sued the city and ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick over what they say was a deliberately bungled investigation.
Greene has long been rumored to have danced at a party at the mayor’s official residence.
The motion says that to defend itself, the city would have to compromise its investigation by disclosing evidence identifying the killer and an informant.
A Greene family lawyer says the court could seal evidence later.
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