On behalf of three Flint, Mich. police officers who say they were punished for breaching an agency rule barring them from speaking to the media, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit this week seeking to have the ban thrown out, The Flint Journal reports.
According to WNEM news, Chief David Dicks imposed the order prohibiting officers from speaking with reporters.
Responding to a proverbial elbow jab to the ribcage from lawyers for the Detroit Free Press, embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will testify after all in the newspaper's Freedom of Information lawsuit against the city.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick this week lost one round of the ongoing legal battle in his steamy text-message scandal, when a county judge agreed to unseal the transcript of a closed mid-May hearing in his criminal case.
Two local newspapers that have been covering the ongoing saga of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his alleged relationship with his former chief of staff, Christine Beatty, may request hard-copies of email, text messages and other electronic communications between the two going back to last August, a Wayne County Circuit judge ruled Friday.