‘People can change’ -- Carmen Harlan on Kwame Kilpatrick’s commutation
DETROIT – Carmen Harlan was one of the first people in Detroit to publicly say that Kwame Kilpatrick had to go. The former Detroit mayor will be released from prison after serving seven years of a 28-year sentence for his role in a major corruption scandal after President Donald Trump commuted his sentence late Tuesday night. UPDATE: US releases former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from prisonHarlan retired from WDIV in 2016 after nearly 40 years in broadcast news. RELATED: Detroit reporters who covered corruption scandal offer insight after Kwame Kilpatrick’s commutation“As we age, I would hope we can see things in a bigger perspective and that is that people change,” Harlan said. He’s certainly had a lot of time to think about it.”RELATED: Carmen Harlan’s final newscast: ‘It’s been a wonderful, wonderful ride’More: Kwame Kilpatrick section
Kwame Kilpatrick to be released -- What’s next for the former Detroit mayor?
DETROIT – Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be released from prison after serving seven years of a 28-year sentence for his role in a major corruption scandal after President Donald Trump commuted his sentence late Tuesday night. UPDATE: US releases former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from prisonKilpatrick was hoping for a pardon -- a complete dismissal of the conviction as if it had never happened. The official executive grant of clemency for the former Detroit mayor was signed by Trump on Jan. 13. “President Trump commuted the sentence of the former Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Malik Kilpatrick. More: Kwame Kilpatrick section
‘The Kwame Kilpatrick rollercoaster ride’ -- The rise and fall of former Detroit mayor
DETROIT – Before Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted of 24 federal felonies, he served as Detroit’s mayor from 2002-08. RELATED: Detroit reporter recalls ‘magnetic’ Kwame Kilpatrick’s rise and fallThe ambitious Cass Tech graduate had a knack for connecting with people. In 1998, Kwame Kilpatrick was elected minority floor leader for the Michigan Democratic Party. At 31, Kilpatrick became the youngest mayor of Detroit when elected. Miller provided information that strengthened the federal case against Kilpatrick.