Kilpatrick Charged With New Crimes
Life isn't getting any better for Detroit's Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Yesterday he went to jail for violating his bond conditions. Today he was charged "with two felony counts of assaulting or obstructing a police officer" for an incident that occurred on the day after he violated his bond by traveling to Canada without the court's permission.
Moments before Mr. Cox’s announcement, a circuit court judge, Thomas E. Jackson, allowed the mayor to be released from jail after posting a $50,000 cash bond. He also took away the mayor’s travel privileges and ordered him to wear a global-positioning tether.
But Mr. Kilpatrick, 38, who is in his second term as mayor, could soon be headed back to jail, as assault charges would be another bond violation.
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