When Gibson came in did he tell you that he was buying it to keep his officers safe from narcotics raid? No.
Why did he say he was buying it? He did security for mayor's mansion and wanted equipment to protect powers-to-be.
No further questions for government.
12:49PM Thomas redirects.
You had conversation with Gibson? Yes.
About sweeping mayor's mansion? No Gibson does that, not me.
Didn't he tell you that he swept Coleman Young's when he lived at mansion? Yes.
Not Kwame Kilpatrick? He told me he swept Coleman Young's office and he was going to sweep Kwame Kilpatrick's office.
Gibson told witness he was EPU officer.
Did he tell you he was in charge of office's electronic equipment? Witness says he wired offices with alarms and other stuff.
Did he indicate to you he was in charge of electronics for police? Yes.
Did he tell you equipment was for training? No.
Did you tell agent Sauer that equipment was bought for training purposes? Yes.
Witness says bottom line equipment is to test.
Witness excused. Judge excuses jurors. Tells sick juror she hopes she feels better.
Apparently a female juror, one of the alternates, had earlier put her hand over her mouth and said she had to be sick. Thus the abrupt break earlier.
Jurors loved Little Bear, the last witness. So did I- guy was pure comedy. Reminded me of Silent Bob without the silent part....
Court resumes tomorrow at 9AM.
RECAP: Jurors heard testimony today about public relations consulting services and surveillance equipment that were paid out of the non-profit pockets of the Kilpatrick Civic Fund.
The charity was purportedly established to benefit children and promote community well-being within the city of Detroit.
Charles Robert Berg testified that his Public Relations firm Berg Muirhead & Associates was contracted in 2001 to help with political strategy and media relations in Kwame Kilpatrick's mayoral run. Berg stated that he worked for the campaign between May and October 2001 and that his monthly fee was $15,000.
At least $10,000 of that was paid by the Kilpatrick Civic Fund, in two separate checks of $5,000. The first check was dated July 24th 2001 and the second was August 21st 2001.
Jim Thomas, Kwame Kilpatrick's defense lawyer, argued that the Kilpatrick mayoral campaign had to contend with an issue in that time period that was directly related to the Civic Fund. Media outlets had begun questioning the propriety of Detroit homeless shelter operator John Rutherford's contributions to the Civic fund in the summer of 2001.
"When you were advising on the Rutherford matter wouldn't that have related to a non-profit?" Thomas asked the witness. Berg responded yes.