Court Says Cop Can Bring Whistleblower Case Against Kwame Kilpatrick « CBS Detroit
“A Detroit police officer who was demoted for investigating claims that former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick had a relationship with a ring of hit men has won a legal victory.The Michigan Court of Appeals issued a ruling Wednesday morning reversing a lower court ruling which dismissed the Whistleblower Protection Act suit brought by homicide detective Ira Todd against Kilpatrick and the City of Detroit”.
In 2007, 14-year-old Davontae Sanford – half-blind and developmentally disabled – was coerced into falsely confessing to a quadruple homicide.
In 2008, hit man Vincent Smothers confessed to being one of the shooters, maintaining that another hit man was his accomplice. Smothers was convicted only on the other eight homicides he confessed to playing a role in.
Officer Ira Todd has been an insistent advocate for Davontae, so has Smothers. Todd has consistently put his career on the line, Smothers has consistently risked a harsher sentence.
To their disgrace, every Michigan court to-date has held that Davontae’s preposterous false confession must be honored above all else, although the stats on false confessions could hardly be any clearer and although the Detroit Police Department has an established record of coercing a false confession from an innocent man.
Every day, the mega-merged media provides hundreds of vivid examples of why ownership must be broken into entities small enough to make conspiratorial cooperation in burying select truths nearly impossible.