Detroit is embroiled in a new political controversy in a rather spectacular confrontation between President Pro Tem Monica Conyers and President Kenneth Cockrel in the city council. As previously discussed here. Monica Conyers, wife of U.S. Rep. (and House Judiciary Chairman) John Conyers, has been accused of assault in Detroit. She is now being accused of disrupting a meeting of the city council in the video below. Cockrel brought the gravel down on the meeting in an angry verbal battle with Conyers.
The allegations of assault were filed by a member of the City of Detroit’s pension board, DeDan Milton, a staffer for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, here.
The new controversy will likely fuel the problems in Detroit for Monica Conyers. It also comes at a time of obvious crisis for the city over leadership in the wake of the Kilpatrick matter, here.
For the video, click here.