Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Former Kilpatrick Bodyguard to Speak at Library

Walter L. Harris, Jr., once a police bodyguard for former Detroit mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick, will present his new book, Badge of Honor, at Mount Clemens Public Library on Monday, May 23 at 12:00 p.m.

Harris served meritoriously as a police officer in some of Detroit's most dangerous precincts before joining the department's Executive Protection Unit (EPU).  He left the EPU when he could no longer remian silent about the corruption he witnessed in the Kilpatrick adminstration.  Harris "blew the whistle" that not only led to changes in city government, but also resulted in personal harrassment and veiled threats to his life.  In Badge of Honor, Harris tells the story of his service with the DPD and what led to the decision that ended it.

The program is free and open to the public.  Please join us!

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