Detroit orders pay cuts for union workers

DETROIT, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Detroit City Council ordered a 10 percent pay cut for about 600 unionized city workers after contract negotiations reached an impasse.
Kilpatrick, city differ on computer fate

Kilpatrick, city differ on computer fate

DETROIT, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says his computer, sought in a civil lawsuit over e-mails, was given to his successor, Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr.

Detroit to have new mayor Monday

DETROIT, May 8 (UPI) -- A quick handover is expected in Detroit now that the city has an elected mayor again.

Dave Bing wins Detroit mayoral election

DETROIT, May 6 (UPI) -- Former NBA great Dave Bing promised to bring integrity to the Detroit mayor's office after winning Tuesday's special election.

Michigan opens Detroit mayor perjury probe

DETROIT, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Investigators have opened a perjury probe of Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. for allegedly making false claims on campaign disclosure forms, an official said.

Ken Cockrel sworn in as Detroit mayor

DETROIT, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Interim Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel vowed to tackle basic issues like crime and trash collection after being sworn into office Friday.
Detroit council delays election decision

Detroit council delays election decision

DETROIT, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Detroit City Council unanimously decided Tuesday to delay a decision to hold a special election to fill out the term of resigning Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Kilpatrick, Cockrel meet on transition

Kilpatrick, Cockrel meet on transition

DETROIT, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Incoming Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel says he had a "productive" meeting Monday with current Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to discuss the transition of city power.
Detroit's fill-in mayor seen as solid

Detroit's fill-in mayor seen as solid

DETROIT, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Ken Cockrel told a news conference that his top priority as the acting mayor of Detroit will be rebuilding the city's credibility.

Detroit council aide resigns amid probe

DETROIT, June 29 (UPI) -- The chief of staff for Detroit City Council President Ken Cockrel Jr. has resigned after being caught on videotape allegedly taking cash, Cockrel confirms.

Detroit officials facing FBI inquiry

DETROIT, June 28 (UPI) -- Members of the Detroit City Council are being investigated by the FBI for their alleged connection to a corruption scandal, sources say.
Detroit mayor ouster sought

Detroit mayor ouster sought

DETROIT, May 9 (UPI) -- A Michigan lawmaker has asked Gov. Jennifer Granholm to remove Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office because of a scandal involving a mayoral aide.

Detroit City Council debates future

DETROIT, May 6 (UPI) -- The Detroit City Council emerged from a closed-door session Tuesday to discuss ousting Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick without a final decision.

Detroit feud hits budget process

DETROIT, April 14 (UPI) -- Leaders of the Detroit City Council said Monday they would continue the budget process despite refusing to hear the mayor's budget presentation.

Kenneth Vern "Ken" Cockrel, Jr. (born October 29, 1965) is a Michigan politician who became mayor of Detroit on September 19, 2008. He was president of the Detroit City Council from 2005 until September 17, 2008, when he was sworn in as the interim mayor, with his term in office beginning September 19. The previous mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick had announced on September 4, 2008 that he would resign, causing the duties of the Mayor of Detroit to fall upon Cockrel.

On May 5, 2009, former Detroit Pistons player and businessman Dave Bing defeated Cockrel 52% to 48% in a special election for Mayor of Detroit. On May 11, 2009, Bing was sworn in as the new Mayor of Detroit and Cockrel returned to his position as Council President.

Cockrel, a cum laude graduate of Wayne State University, is a former writer for the Detroit Free Press and a former Wayne County commissioner. He is the son of Kenneth Cockrel, Sr., a former Detroit city council member, attorney and self-proclaimed Marxist-Leninist who died from a heart attack, and Carol Cockrel, a schoolteacher. He is a graduate of the St. Florian Church (Hamtramck, Michigan) High School.

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