Mayor, council leader hope for Patterson apology

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DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council President Brenda Jones say they’re hoping that Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson issues an apology.

Duggan and Jones released a joint statement on Tuesday after The New Yorker published an article that attributes quotes to Patterson that are critical of Detroit.

Duggan and Jones say the remarks “were not what you would expect from a regional partner with a vested interest in a strong and healthy Detroit.”

Under the headline “Drop Dead, Detroit!” published online Monday, Patterson is quoted as recommending people don’t stop for gas in the city due to the potential for carjacking. He’s also quoted as saying Detroit is an “Indian reservation.”

Patterson tells WWJ-AM he’s “furious” about the story.

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