A Detroit Police officer allegedly threatened by contractor Bobby Ferguson was quizzed why he didn’t complain after an incident involving two of Kwame Kilpatrick’s bodyguards.
“You’re carrying a gun, you’re in a building with a bunch of officers…security guards, a private security company and you’re saying this man threatened you and your kids, is that right?” Ferguson lawyer Gerald Evelyn asked.
Fountain said he knew one of the officers, Kilpatrick bodyguard Mike Martin.
“You didn’t say ‘Mike, how can you let this happen?’” Evelyn asked.
“I remember we were looking at each other like ‘what’s going on?’” Fountain testified.
“In the last year or so, you were asked to identify those officers. You picked out the wrong guy, didn’t you?” Ferguson lawyer Gerald Evelyn asked.
“I don’t know that,” Fountain answered.
One of the tickets was issued Sept. 11, 2001, the day of the terrorist attacks in New York City and elsewhere.
Evelyn asked how Fountain could have had time to write an environmental ticket on a day when Detroit police officers were assigned to protect the city in case of a terrorist attack.
“I was an environmental officer, and we were still allowed to write tickets,” Fountain said.
Evelyn asked him to account for his duties on Sept. 11, 2001. Fountain said he could only recall part of the day.
“You’re a Detroit police officer and you can’t remember what you did on 9/11?” Evelyn asked.