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Meet Detroit's New Deputy Mayor, Ex-Prosecutor Saul Green

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Saul Green. Photo courtesy
of Miller Canfield.

Still reeling from months of controversy over Detroit’s former mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, who resigned earlier this month after agreeing to a plea deal in a perjury case, the city apparently can expect a focus on law and order under the city’s new chief operating officer.

Incoming Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. announced today that he will be appointing as his deputy Saul Green, a former federal prosecutor, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Green is currently senior counsel in the Detroit headquarters of Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone. One of the state’s biggest law firms, Miller Canfield also has offices in Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Canada and Poland.

“Cockrel said Green would have oversight of the police department and the law department—both of which have come under heavy criticism,” the newspaper writes.

As discussed in earlier posts, the former mayor’s downfall was linked to the $8.4 million settlement of two police whistle-blower cases, reportedly in a failed attempt to prevent text messages between himself and a former top aide from becoming public. The text messages allegedly revealed both an affair between the two and their untruthful statements concerning the whistle-blower cases.

Earlier coverage: “Detroit Mayor Resigns and Enters Guilty Plea; Deal Calls for Four Months in Jail”

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