Friday, February 13, 2009

Police drive Detroit Council Pres son to private school


DETROIT -- Council President Monica Conyers has been using a police officer and department-issued car to chauffeur one of her sons to a private suburban school about 15 miles from the city.

It's unclear how long Conyers has used the officer to escort her son, but Detroit News staffers witnessed an unmarked Crown Victoria police car drive the youth to school on Monday and Tuesday.

On neither day did staffers see Conyers in the car or at the school. The car windows were heavily tinted.

But Conyers and her spokeswoman maintain she was in the car -- perhaps sleeping in the backseat -- and always accompanies her son with the officer. Police backed up the assertion.