August 27, 2008 |
Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm announced Tuesday that she will hold a hearing to decide whether Kwame M. Kilpatrick should be forced from office, denying the beleaguered Detroit mayor's appeal to have the hearing delayed or canceled. Granholm, who, like Kilpatrick, is a Democrat, signed an order Monday night scheduling the hearing into allegations of official misconduct and released it Tuesday. Granholm was responding to a request by the Detroit City Council to begin the process of removing Kilpatrick from office.
May 6, 2008 |
A report prepared for the Detroit City Council concludes that Democratic Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick violated the city charter in his handling of a text-messaging sex scandal but that removing him from office would be difficult in the face of pending criminal charges. The report, expected to be made public today, accuses Kilpatrick of violating the charter's provisions against using public office for private gain and of settling city civil litigation without the council's consent.
March 25, 2008 |
The civic soap opera engulfing Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick took a new plot twist Monday when a county prosecutor charged the onetime rising political star with obstruction of justice, perjury and misconduct in office, all related to a romantic relationship with his former chief of staff. Facing political catastrophe and a long prison term, Kilpatrick defiantly vowed to fight the civil felony charges, which grew out of an $8.
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February 2, 2005 |
Mary Beck, 96, the first woman elected to Detroit's City Council, died Sunday in Clinton Township, Mich. The cause of death was not reported. The daughter of Ukrainian immigrants, Beck was born in Ford City, Pa. She earned her bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and was a juvenile court investigator and social worker. She was elected to the Detroit City Council in 1950, a post she held for 20 years.
September 21, 1991 |
The Detroit City Council voted to relocate the Detroit Grand Prix from downtown to Belle Isle next year, a move officials said was needed to keep the Indy car race in Detroit.
May 2, 1989 |
The only child of City Council member Barbara-Rose Collins was hospitalized in serious condition Monday with three gunshot wounds, authorities said. Christopher Collins, 19, was shot in the left arm, chest and abdomen Sunday night as three unidentified men drove past him in a car and opened fire, police said. His mother, who was elected to the council in 1981, voted against a gun-control ordinance last week. The ordinance would have required Detroit handgun owners to register weapons with the Police Department every three years and take safety training.