When Cynthia McKinney Assaults a Cop, She Assaults a Cop
So what exactly happened when Cynthia McKinney hopped a security checkpoint without ID and was chased down by a US Capitol Police officer?
Did she slap him? Did she poke him with a cell phone? Was it a scuffle? A run-in? A flare-up? A fracas?
According to a report cited by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Rep. McKinney simply slugged him, closed-fisted, in the chest.
The official police report on Rep. Cynthia McKinney's clash with a Capitol Hill police officer three weeks ago says the DeKalb County congresswoman struck the officer "in his chest with [a] closed fist."
The "event report" — obtained Tuesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution — describes the altercation as an assault on a police officer.
The report for the first time provides specific details of what happened when McKenna tried to stop McKinney from going around a security checkpoint at a House office building.
There had previously been reports that McKinney "stabbed" the officer with a cellphone or that she slapped McKenna with an open hand.
U.S. Attorney Ken Wainstein turned the matter over to the grand jury two weeks ago. Chuck Canterbury, national president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said he met last week with McKenna and asked him to consider filing a lawsuit against McKinney.
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