Tamara Greene's family loses appeal over murder probe

DETROIT (AP) - An appeals court has upheld a decision dismissing a lawsuit against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was accused of obstructing a murder investigation.

The court said Thursday that the family of stripper Tamara Greene failed to show that her killer would have been found if not for the alleged actions of Kilpatrick and police officials.

Greene was fatally shot in a car in 2003. Attorney Norman Yatooma claims Kilpatrick obstructed the murder investigation because Greene had danced at a party at the mayoral mansion. Kilpatrick denied the allegations, including the party.

Federal Judge Gerald Rosen dismissed the lawsuit in 2011, citing a lack of evidence connecting Kilpatrick or his allies to any interference with the probe.

Authorities believe Greene's killer is in prison in another case.

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