Kilpatrick Drives Away on Last Day as Detroit Mayor
September 18, 2008 - 11:39 AMWith a wave, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick drove away from the Manoogian Mansion on his last day in office.
But it's not known if he and his family were on a casual drive Thursday morning or departing for good. Spokesman James Canning didn't have an immediate answer.
Detroit newspapers say Kilpatrick drove away from the mayor's official residence around 8:10 a.m. His wife, Carlita, was in the passenger seat of the black SUV.
Democratic City Council President Ken Cockrel Jr. becomes mayor after midnight. Kilpatrick, also a Democrat, agreed to leave office by Thursday when he pleaded guilty to two felonies on Sept. 4.
Canning says no public appearances by Kilpatrick are planned, but he may issue a final statement.
(Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)