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Report: D.C. police stopped providing after-hours security for Detroit's mayor in 2002 ^ | January 21, 2005 | The Associated Press

Posted on 01/21/2005 9:46:24 AM PST by wmichgrad

DETROIT (AP) — Police in Washington, D.C. stopped providing after-hours protection for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick during trips to the nation's capital in 2002 because of the Detroit mayor's frequent nightclub-hopping, according to a pair of D.C. police supervisors.

The supervisors, one in a sworn lawsuit affidavit and the other in an interview Thursday with the Detroit Free Press, said the behavior of Kilpatrick and his crew could result in injury or public embarrassment to their officers.

Lt. Paul Charity, who was Dodson's superior in 2002 and now works in Washington's internal affairs unit, confirmed the decision when reached by phone Thursday. Washington police provide protection for VIPs as a professional courtesy and continue to do so for Kilpatrick when he is on official business there, he said.

The officers' accounts provide corroboration of allegations made by a former Detroit police bodyguard in a 2003 lawsuit that claims the mayor partied while out of town with women who were not his wife. The lawsuit is one of two that have made salacious accusations against Kilpatrick about his personal life. Neither officer reported seeing the mayor cheat on his wife.

Mayoral adviser Conrad Mallett Jr. said late Thursday that he believed the Washington officers were trying to help Detroit police who Mallett says are out to ruin the mayor.

"None of the allegations of moral turpitude against the mayor are true," Mallett told the Free Press.

Washington police Sgt. Tyrone Dodson, in an affidavit obtained by the Free Press, explained why police cut back their contact with Kilpatrick.

"We arrived at this decision because we felt that the late evening partying on the part of Mayor Kilpatrick would leave our officers stretched too thin and might result in an incident at one of the clubs," Dodson wrote.

In his sworn testimony on Sept. 9, Dodson — who gave his deposition as part of the lawsuit — described one night in 2002 when he accompanied Kilpatrick and two Detroit police bodyguards to the Washington nightclub Dream.

"The mayor filled the limousine with 10 or more people, mostly young women dressed in evening wear," Dodson wrote.

Samuel McCargo, Kilpatrick's lawyer, said Dodson's statement should be viewed with cynicism because he wasn't cross-examined.

"An affidavit is a very one-sided document," McCargo said. "You get a picture that is oft-times very incomplete."

Mallett said he is working to prove the Washington officers are part of a conspiracy.

"I do not believe that they are as clean as the driven snow and purely altruistic and acting out of a sense of good citizenship," he said. "I don't believe that for a minute."

Information from: Detroit Free Press,

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: black; corruptdems; dc; detroit; kwamekilpatrick; leo; mayor

1 posted on 01/21/2005 9:46:25 AM PST by wmichgrad
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To: wmichgrad

Kwame Kilpatrick? Is this truly the man's name? Just damn.

2 posted on 01/21/2005 9:49:35 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: wmichgrad

This guy must be a democrat, AP always makes note in print if the individual in trouble is republican, and never when it's a democrat.

3 posted on 01/21/2005 9:51:13 AM PST by mammer
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To: wmichgrad

Ohhhhh ... Monkey Business flashback, except boat = limo.

4 posted on 01/21/2005 9:54:03 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good" HRC 6/28/2004)
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To: NonValueAdded

Damn! Where's the turkeys, suckah?

5 posted on 01/21/2005 9:59:22 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (lex orandi, lex credendi)
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To: RexBeach

Yep, that's his name. He's had a LOT of scandals involving his security detail. Most of them seem to be his high-school football buddies, and in 2002 a few of them were especially dedicated, racking up week after week of 21 hour days, seven days a week. Just this past week he used city funds to lease a Lincoln Navigator for his wife for one year at the two-year rate (essentially overpaying for an entire year since the dealer couldn't lease it for less than two years, but Kwami could only appropriate the money for one). He's a real piece of... work.

6 posted on 01/21/2005 10:34:56 AM PST by leoncaruthers
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To: wmichgrad

Kwame Kilpatrick is a Democrat. He's made the city of Detroit his frathouse playground. I would venture to say he is more corupt than even former mayor Coleman Young. Stories of parties at the mayor's mansion, assaults, strippers, affairs,'s a mess. He needs to be fired.

7 posted on 01/21/2005 10:39:20 AM PST by PilloryHillary
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To: johnfkerrysucks

Behold, the 'Pimp of Detroit'.

8 posted on 01/21/2005 10:53:15 AM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: freedomson

Wow, how old is that pic? Looks a few years old. Not that it matters, lol. My hubby is an architect in Detroit and has met Kwame many times......he always says Kwame is one smooth operator. And.....BIIIIIIGGGGG!

9 posted on 01/21/2005 11:06:58 AM PST by PilloryHillary
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To: johnfkerrysucks

He's not going anywhere. Now that he's in some trouble, he just has to start bashing the white media, like Young did, and he's in solid. His constituency craves that.

10 posted on 01/21/2005 11:14:04 AM PST by polymuser
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To: RexBeach

I believe his mother is a representative in Washington. One of the mayor's body guards roughed up a Detroit TV reporter while the mayor was attending a convention in DC this week. The bodyguard actually pushed the reporter across a hall and slammed him into a door. It was quite ugly to watch. The reporter is the one who broke the story of the mayor leasing a Navigator for his wife, while at the same time announcing cutbacks (700 jobs) in the city. The reporter produced copies of the lease. The Navigator scandal has been going on for a month.

11 posted on 01/21/2005 11:29:18 AM PST by mouske
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To: mouske

Kwame sounds like a real whack-job.

Gee, I thought we only had mayors like that in DC?

12 posted on 01/21/2005 12:15:55 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: mammer
Detroit is the most democrat city in the country (100,000 + population). That includes all of the NYC Boroughs, St Louis, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Boston, and even BERKELEY.

So yeah, Kilpatrick is a dem.(Former Dem state Rep)

14 posted on 01/21/2005 1:26:31 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("I can't name a single accomplishment of Debbie Stabenow." - Rep. Leon Drolet)
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To: polymuser
I saw a news program on PBS or some other station praising the young mayor.They were making it seem like he was a genius who could communicate with his constituents.It must have been PBS.Who else would produce such garbage?
15 posted on 01/22/2005 5:11:30 PM PST by rdcorso (Save Us From All The Stupidity)
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To: rdcorso

What level of genius is required to communicate with a hiphop constituency? Sounds like Detroit's top cop isn't too pleased about fronting for him. Now, as predicted, he's hammering 'journalists'. I understand he had a bodyguard clobber a reporter for asking 'threatening questions'. Detroiters got exactly what they wanted. Again.

16 posted on 01/24/2005 11:46:38 AM PST by polymuser
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