Father of Detroit mayor resigns from county board

DETROIT (AP) - The father of outgoing Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has stepped down from a county board.

The Detroit News reports Bernard Kilpatrick resigned as chair of the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency. A spokeswoman for the agency says Bernard Kilpatrick made the announcement at Wednesday's board meeting.

Bernard Kilpatrick had served with the agency since being appointed in 2003 by his son. He had been chair since 2004. The agency's mental health and substance abuse programs serves more than 57,000 people throughout Wayne County.

Kwame Kilpatrick's final day as mayor is Thursday. He is resigning as part of a plea deal in two criminal cases and will serve four months in jail.

-- Information from: The Detroit News

Source: Associated Press