06/04/2013 09:18 am ET

Kwame Kilpatrick Says He Is Not A Flight Risk Because He Has A Knee Injury And Is Need Of Surgery

AP/Paul Sancya

(WXYZ) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says he is not a flight risk because of a knee injury that requires surgery, and wants out of prison, according to a new filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals.

The injury happened on the same day a jury convicted Kilpatrick in March of racketeering and other charges. U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Edmunds, who presided over his trial, has repeatedly denied Kilpatrick's requests to be let out of prison while he awaits sentencing.

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