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McKenna Police Report.pdf
On 3-29-06, at approximately 0855 hrs. C-1 whilte performing his official duties as United States Capitol Police Officer and in full uniform, stated that he was physically assaulted by S-1. S-1 struck C-1 in his chest with a closed fist.
Garner, Bryan A., ed. Black's Law Dictionary. 2nd. pocket ed. St. Paul, MINN: West Group, 2001.
1.Criminal & tort law. The threat or use of force on another that causes that person to have a reasonable apprehension of imminent harmful or offensive contact; the act of putting another person in reasonable fear or apprehension of an immediate battery by means of an act amounting to an attempt or threat to commit a battery. 2.Criminal law. An attempt to commit battery, requiring the specific intent to cause physical injury. (45)
Originally quoted by jsobecky
It's not unusual that the report would state only the barest of facts. Other details will be drawn out by grand juries, etc. That's normal.
Until the next installment, I'd like to suggest that it must seem what this topic looks like to some observers...
WASHINGTON — More House aides have been served with subpoenas to testify in the grand jury investigation of an incident last month where Rep. Cynthia McKinney hit a Capitol Police officer.
Staffers from four congressional offices, in statements read on the House floor Tuesday, announced they would comply with subpoenas issued by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Originally posted by ceci2006
I don't think her attorney quit. The story just said that he didn't "represent" her any more. It didn't say whether she fired him or he left. I'm sure that she has probably gotten other representation by now. It would be sorely lacking for her not to. However, what is more important is that the U.S. Atty. did not charge Ms. McKinney with anything.
Furthermore, what is important to note that Paul McKenna did give his testimony today. And despite what has been said in the police report, he did tell his side of the story.
Now, I don't know whether it was meant by CNN in order to gain sympathy for Mr. McKenna. However, what is equally indicting about their slant in this article is that they are still trying to play firestarter with talking about Ms. McKinney's competition in the upcoming Congressional race.
It seems to me that somebody wants Ms. McKinney out--either by losing the election--or by conviction.
Rep. McKinney Won't Be Charged in Scuffle
A grand jury declined to indict Rep. Cynthia McKinney on Friday in connection with a confrontation in which she admitted hitting a police officer who tried to stop her from entering a House office building.
The grand jury had been considering the case since shortly after the March 29 incident, which has led to much discussion on Capitol Hill about race and the conduct of lawmakers and the officers who protect them.
"We respect the decision of the grand jury in this difficult matter," said U.S. Attorney Kenneth Wainstein.
McKinney did not immediately comment.