City attorney doesn’t want to rep Conyers anymore

DETROIT (AP) — A city of Detroit lawyer says ex-councilwoman Monica Conyers is refusing to cooperate in a lawsuit that accuses her of retaliating against a man who wanted to recall her from office in 2009.

A city attorney, Grant Ha, wants to stop representing Conyers because she won’t participate in the litigation. A hearing in federal court is set for May 13.

Conyers is accused of pressuring Mariners Inn to fire Theodis Collins when she learned he was leading a recall effort. The substance-abuse center gets grants from Detroit. He lost his job.

Conyers is off the city council and headed to prison for corruption by July 1. The city has been representing her because the alleged events occurred when she was in office.

Conyers could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.

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