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Text-Message Scandal Rocks Detroit Mayor's Office

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Text-Message Scandal Rocks Detroit Mayor's Office

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Text-Message Scandal Rocks Detroit Mayor's Office

Text-Message Scandal Rocks Detroit Mayor's Office

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The office of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is reeling following publication of a series of e-mails between him and his chief of staff, Christine Beatty. The messages suggest that the pair lied under oath last year in denying they were having an affair. Beatty is resigning. Their testimony last summer was part of a lawsuit by two police officers who claimed they lost their jobs because they investigated whether Kilpatrick used his security officers to cover up extramarital affairs.

Noah Ovshinsky reports from member station WDET in Detroit.