Okay, okay, I couldn’t help the early newspaper type alliterative headline. Being a Detroit native, this story of alleged sex and perjury caught my attention.
The story is that the mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, fired some police officers. The officers sued the city claiming wrongful termination. They claimed that the mayor fired them because they were going to tell about an affair they claimed he was having with his chief of staff. On the witness stand, the mayor and the chief of staff swore they weren’t having an affair. Now they are in hot water for perjury. Their accuser, you may ask? Story is that it was 14,000 some-odd text messages on a city-owned pager. The gadget got ‘em – allegedly detailing their relationship – meeting times, feelings, etc.
Image Source: MANDI WRIGHT/Detroit Free Press
It story didn’t say how the local newspaper, the Detroit Free Press, got the messages, but apparently they correspond to the mayor’s calendar and city charge card receipt. As of this morning, the county prosecutor has opened an investigation into the whole thing.
Oh, and by the way – the police officers won their whistleblower lawsuit and the cash-strapped city now owes them $8.4 million dollars. That is going to prove to be one expensive beeper!