Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is out of jail — a considerable advantage for a sitting mayor. However, he was promptly charged with a new crime of assaulting a detective. His lawyers will have to throw it on the pile. Kilpartrick is awaiting trial on perjury.
As previously discussed, Kilpatrick was ordered to jail for violating his bond by going to Canada, click here.
The latest criminal charge is connected to an incident where Kilpatrick allegedly became violent during a search of his sister’s home, here.
For a video of the press conference on the assault charges, click here.
Usually such an assault charge could proceed quickly. However, a trial and conviction could make things much more difficult for Kilpatrick at sentencing on perjury if he is convicted on those charges.
Normally, an assault charge can carry a two-year sentence.
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