Via the AJC:
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 officer involved in the incident, identified as Paul McKenna, filed the report with his supervisors immediately after the incident occurred at 8:55 a.m. March 29.
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.
McKinney said she was the victim of racial profiling and that the officer had touched her inappropriately when he tried to stop her.
But under pressure from House Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus, McKinney, a Democrat, apologized for the incident on the House floor last week.
McKinney’s office declined to comment on the report Tuesday, saying it involved a pending legal matter.
The report does not identify McKinney by name. It only describes her and identifies her as a suspect.
The decision as to whether McKinney will be charged remains in the hands of a grand jury in Washington.
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.
Charge her. The sooner the better.
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