July 26, 2008

Deputies Tell Court Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick Shoved Officer, Drug Testing Ordered

A judge struck down the conditions of Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's bond on Friday, ordering him to pay $7,500 and undergo random drug testing following allegations he berated and attacked investigators trying to serve a subpoena to a close friend of the mayor.

District Court Judge Ronald Giles' ruling came after the two investigators with the county prosecutor's office testified an irate Kilpatrick launched into a profanity-laced tirade and shoved one of them as they tried to serve the subpoena to Detroit businessman Bobby Ferguson on Thursday.

Kilpatrick's previous bond was $75,000, but he was not required to pay. Now, he owes 10 percent.

Kilpatrick and his former top aide, Christine Beatty, are charged with perjury, misconduct and obstruction of justice, all tied to their testimony in a civil trial last year.


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