Prince George's Council member Marilynn Bland accused of assault
Mike DeBonis reports on his blog that Prince George's County Council member Marilynn M. Bland is accused of having assaulted a council employee earlier this month.
A charge was filed Sunday in District Court by W. Randy Short, executive director of the county council's Youth Commission. The alleged assault, Short said in a court filing [PDF], happened Nov. 17 at the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro, shortly after he had convened a meeting of the commission to install new members.
Bland (D-Clinton) became upset, Short said, because he started the 6:30 p.m. meeting while she was still in her office. "She grabbed me by my collar, screaming, yelling, cursing," Short said. "She was telling me, 'You're crazy'; 'How dare you start a meeting without me?'; 'Who do you think you are?' "
Bland's council office referred a request for comment to council spokeswoman Karen Campbell, who did not immediately return a phone call and e-mail.
Read the entire post on the DeBonis blog.
Washington Post Editors
| November 29, 2010; 2:35 PM ET
Categories: Prince George's County
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