DC Grand Jury Refuses to Indict McKinney
A D.C. grand jury today refused to indict Rep. Cynthia McKinney for her assault on a Capitol Police officer.
A District of Columbia grand jury has declined to return an indictment against U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Georgia, accused of assaulting Capitol Police Officer Paul McKenna in an April altercation. An incident report filed last month by the Capitol Police said McKenna was “physically assaulted” by McKinney, who hit him with a “closed fist.” The confrontation occurred at a security checkpoint in a congressional office building after McKenna failed to recognize the six-term Georgia Democrat and tried to stop her from bypassing a metal detector, which members of Congress are allowed to do.
Hardly a shocker. This is the same jury pool that acquitted Marion Barry on two sets of felony charges and then reelected him twice.