DETROIT (AP) A judge ruled Friday that there's enough evidence for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to stand trial on two felony assault charges stemming from a confrontation with two investigators.
The investigators testified that an angry Kilpatrick shoved one of them into the other and made racial remarks while they were trying to deliver a subpoena in the mayor's perjury case to one of Kilpatrick's friends last month.
District Judge Ronald Giles said there was no question Kilpatrick knew Wayne County sheriff's Detective Brian White and county prosecutor's investigator JoAnn Kinney were at the home where the confrontation took place on official business.
"It's clear Kilpatrick knew who Detective White was. He had previous contact with him through his other case. He specifically called him by name in this case," said Giles, who ordered Kilpatrick jailed for a night last week for violating bond in his perjury case.
White testified that the mayor shoved him into Kinney when he was trying to deliver the subpoena. He and Kinney also testified that Kilpatrick used profanity and made a racial remark during the confrontation.
"You're a black woman," Kinney said the mayor told her. "You should be ashamed of yourself being with a man with the last name White. You should not be a part of this."
The mayor and Kinney are black. White is white.
Kilpatrick's attorneys have denied an assault took place.