The family of Tamara Greene has sued the city, claiming that police failed to investigate her 2003 shooting death properly. They say she had performed at the mansion for then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his guests.
Norman Yatooma, a lawyer representing the family, said he had obtained an affidavit from a motorcycle club member who said he provided security at the party, the Detroit Free Press. The biker also said Mike Cox, Michigan attorney general and a candidate for governor, was at the party.
While Wilson Kay Jr. gave Yatooma a sworn statement, he did not show up to give a deposition.
In the meantime, Kilpatrick's parents, seeking to avoid giving depositions, filed motions Sunday to quash subpoenas.
Kilpatrick is serving an 18-month to five-year term in Michigan for violation of probation. He is also under indictment on federal corruption charges.