Breana Noble The Detroit News Published 4:36 p.m. UTC Jul 17, 2018 A local businessman is suing City Councilman Gabe Leland, claiming he demanded more than $5,000 in free club access, drinks and food in exchange for help in a dispute with city officials. Kenneth Scott Bridgewater, an owner of the Centre Park Bar in downtown Detroit’s Harmonie Park that closed in April, sued Leland on Monday for $75,000 in U.S. District Court. He accuses the District 7 councilman of extortion. “Defendant Leland extorted Plaintiff out of free alcoholic drinks, food, and free entry into events held at Centre Park Bar in exchange for Defendant Leland providing Plaintiff with assistance …,” Bridgewater asserts in his lawsuit, filed Monday. In addition, Bridgewater says he was subjected to harassment, was arrested and ticketed. Neither Leland nor his attorney could immediately be reached for comment Monday. The lawsuit emerges after a two-year court battle between the city of Detroit and the owners of Centre Park Bar. They claim city officials and cops targeted their establishment because they are black. In July 2017, police and the fire marshal shut the bar down because it was overcrowded. Bridgewater was arrested and ticketed. According to the lawsuit, the bar owners had invested… Read full this story
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