Detroit schools seek to force board member to talk

DETROIT – The state's emergency financial manager for the Detroit school district says he's seeking a court order to force a school board member to testify about his role in a $1.5 billion construction bond issue.

Robert Bobb said Thursday the Detroit Public Schools will ask a judge Monday to require Anthony Adams and three others to testify in the probe.

Adams is a former deputy Detroit mayor and served as a top lawyer for the school district during the time of the questioned transactions.

Adams refused to testify at an investigative hearing over several business dealings including the district's $24 million purchase of office space in the Fisher Building in 2002.

A message seeking comment was left Thursday for Adams' lawyer, William Mitchell.