DETROIT (WXYZ) — The chief circuit judge in Wayne County will be asked to impanel a grand jury to look into Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and three other city employees.
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The move comes after the Detroit inspector general questioned the deleting of email as a possible cover-up in connection with a program to help tackle Detroit's high infant mortality rate called Make Your Date.
A one-man grand jury is requested to look into whether Detroit city officials committed misconduct in office, perjury and improper destruction of public records.
The mayor previously defended his chief of staff Alexis Wiley for twice-ordering emails to be deleted in connection with Make Your Date, a program set up by the mayor with Wayne State University and run by Dr. Sonia Hassan, a woman Duggan has been associated with.
The inspector general's findings raised questions, but did not draw any legal conclusions.
7 Action News has reached out to the mayor and is awaiting a reply.
The one-man grand jury would meet in private, look at evidence, hear witnesses and then determine if any charges are warranted. The allegations include misconduct and perjury, two felonies, along with destroy public documents, a misdemeanor.
Sources say the petition request will be filed this afternoon. View it below: