Contracts Expert Witness Selected In Detroit Mayor Case

On August 15, attorneys for the Detroit City Council submitted a witness list to Governor Jennifer Granholm for the removal proceedings against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. A supplemental witness list includes Wayne State Law School professor Peter Hammer who will serve as a contracts expert witness. reports:

Most of the names on the list are attorneys who have been in the media since the text message scandal broke in January. Also on the list is attorney Valdemar Washington, who was the facilitator over the settlement agreement between the city and the Detroit police officers who sued because they say they were fired for working on investigations that may have revealed the alleged affair between Kilpatrick and his former chief of staff Christine Beatty…

The Council has asked Granholm to remove Kilpatrick from office for allegedly using public funds to secretly settle the officers’ lawsuit. The case settled for $8.4 million.