Kwame Wants Access to Jury Records: Says There's Not Enough Blacks
Other African-American defendants in the past have complained in Detroit's federal court that there aren't enough blacks in the jury pool from a court which represents Southeast Michigan.
This time it's ex-Mayor Kwame Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick who is complaining.
Robert Snell of the Detroit News reports that Kilpatrick has appealed a federal judge's order Friday denying him access to 12 years of jury-related materials.
Kilpatrick is hoping to get his case dismissed, claiming there aren't enough blacks in the jury pool.
Kilpatrick is set to go to trial next month in federal court. He faces a host of public corruption charges. Three other co-defendants include his father Bernard Kilpatrick, his good friend, contractor Bobby Ferguson and former Detroit water boss Victor Mercado.