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Det. newspapers want mayor to testify in FOIA case

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Last month saw Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick trying to force Free Press and Detroit News reporters to testify in the newspapers' Freedom of…

Last month saw Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick trying to force Free Press and Detroit News reporters to testify in the newspapers’ Freedom of Information lawsuit against him. 

Now, with a turn of the deposition tables, the two papers are pushing Kilpatrick to talk — seems he’s been unable to schedule time to sit down with the papers’ lawyers in the midst of a trying month. But in a motion filed Friday, the Free Press and The News report they asked the judge to force Kilpatrick to quit the evasive tactics and find the time before Sept. 1.

The newspapers filed their FOIA lawsuit earlier this year in a bid for more details of the city’s secret settlement in whistle-blower cases — the same cases which are at the heart of Kilpatrick’s mounting legal woes.