Kilpatrick attorney snaps back at ex-mayor

Kwame Kilpatrick’s attorney mildly castigated his client this morning during the opening moments of his cross examination of Derrick Miller.

James C. Thomas, opening a line of questioning about state grants awarded to two nonprofits, began asking Miller about Carlita Kilpatrick’s work at the Sherrard School.

Kwame Kilpatrick attempted to correct him, saying “Sherrill.” Apparently his wife worked at both schools, and Thomas let him know it.

“I’m doing Sherrard first, I hope you don’t mind,” Thomas said before returning to Miller.

It wasn’t the first time the two men have sparred. Thomas earlier told Kilpatrick to be quiet after he finished a cross examination.

Mike Wilkinson
Mike has been a reporter at The Detroit News since 2006.