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Posted at 2:35 PM ET, 11/29/2010

Prince George's Council member Marilynn Bland accused of assault

By Washington Post Editors

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.

By Washington Post Editors  | November 29, 2010; 2:35 PM ET
Categories:  Prince George's County  
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