Sunday, July 5, 2009

Marion Barry Arrested By United States Park Police

District of Columbia Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry was arrested by the United States Park Police.

On July 4th at about 8:45 pm, a United States Park Police Officer was patrolling Anacostia Park in the area of Good Hope Road. This officer was flagged down by a female DC resident who pointed to the occupant of another nearby car. This woman stated that she was being stalked by that other person.

This woman, who requested the assistance of the United States Park Police, was interviewed. After she was interviewed, the person she pointed out was interviewed.

As a result of this investigation, Marion Barry, was arrested.

United States Park Police Detectives consulted with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and subsequently placed the charge of “Misdemeanor Stalking.”

Mr. Barry was interviewed at the United States Park Police Criminal Investigation’s Branch and released on citation with a mandatory court appearance in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.

This release was made after consultation with pretrial services for the District of Columbia.