Defenders: Exclusive Video Of Tamara Greene's Funeral

Family Wants Video To Help Remind Public, Police That Case Is Still Unsolved

DETROIT - The Local 4 Defenders have never-before-seen video of slain Detroit dancer Tamara Green's funeral.

Greene was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2003. It was rumored that she danced at a never-proven party at the Detroit mayor's Manoogian Mansion that was thrown by then-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick in 2002.

Her family is suing the city claiming Kilpatrick and other high-ranking city officials thwarted the investigation into her death.

Greene's family gave the video to Local 4 in hopes it would remind the public and police that justice needs to be found. It shows several family and friends shedding tears as they walk by her white casket.

Ernest Flagg, the father of Greene's son, said it doesn't matter what Greene did for a living, her life counted.

"The court is interested in the truth. It is very important. The kids need closure. They need closure because this has been going on for a long time," Flagg said.

Flagg said he blames Kilpatrick for sabotaging Greene's death investigation so that no one would find out she danced at the rumored party.

"I still believe that that's the case. I still believe that we can get it, the truth is still there. I believe the people that we have deposed, they will get on the stand and they will tell the truth. She never got a proper investigation," Flagg said.

Greene's son was 10 years old when his mother was killed. He is now 18.

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