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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 02/24/2011

Update: Sulaimon Brown was 'disorderly'

By Nikita R Stewart

Sulaimon Brown, the former mayoral candidate recently hired as a $110,000 special assistant in the Department of Health Care Finance, was escorted out of that office Thursday after he became disorderly when told he would be fired, according to a Metropolitan Police Department source.

"He became disorderly and made some statements that gave some people concern," said the source who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Sources in the Gray administration have confirmed that police led Brown out of the office Thursday morning but have not released details.


By Nikita R Stewart  | February 24, 2011; 12:14 PM ET
 
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Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown is thankful for this distraction.

Posted by: RepealObamacareNow | February 24, 2011 2:13 PM | Report abuse

brown, brown and brown... all jokes.

Posted by: pdv1 | February 24, 2011 2:16 PM | Report abuse

How many UDC graduates make $110,000/yr.? I wonder what he got fired for. Too bad WaPo couldn't use its crack reporters to track down that piece of information.

Posted by: lipschitzantwon | February 24, 2011 6:36 PM | Report abuse

I am not voting for any of these clowns.

Posted by: DaddyGraceFishSandwich | February 24, 2011 7:16 PM | Report abuse

You wonder what he got fired for?
Here is a direct quote from The Washington Post article on the subject.
Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/24/AR2011022406791.html

"listed a 1991 gun charge that later was dropped and a 2007 restraining order. Officials in the administration became alarmed when they later learned that the restraining order involved allegations of stalking a 13-year-old girl"

I'm trying to like Mayor Gray, but so far he's seems to be aiming to roll the City back about 25 years.
Bad financial decisions, Ethical lapses, favoritism, and crony-ism in in upper levels of city government; all seems to lead to a return of more Congressional oversight.

Posted by: AverageGuy498 | February 25, 2011 1:49 AM | Report abuse

A dropped gun charge means he was charged with a crime, but not convicted. Does innocent until proven guilty mean anything to anyone? Also, I know something about protective orders and they can be issued ex parte (without the "defendant" being present). The PO is based solely on what the complainant alleges. If it is not served on the "defendant" within a certain amount of time it is disolved. And the part about the 13 year old girl is not attributed to any source and I am amazed the the Post would take the risk of a libel suit.

He was fired because he helped Gray on the campaign and got a job. Period.

Posted by: tacard1 | February 25, 2011 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Let's take a look at high school drop-out Cherita Whiting next: 1 felony conviction for fraud in DC in 2001 (which, despite Gray's comments, she failed to declare on her job application as is required by law) and 2 convictions in MD. She was hired as an Excepted Service employee, meaning the job was not competitively posted, for a "Special Assistant" position reporting to the Chief of Staff that did not exist under Fenty or Williams. In other words Gray and his team created a $65k position for an unqualified ex-con who campaigned for Gray. Oh, and it is still unclear if she is a DC resident again or if her primary residence remains in MD.

Mayor Gray: you couldn't find a qualified DC resident to do the job? Or even felony free DC resident with a GED?

What a joke.

Posted by: swm51889 | February 25, 2011 12:23 PM | Report abuse

swm51889,

It seems that the old days are back...Gray is getting all of his family and friends hired at DPR...

Posted by: Ward3three | February 25, 2011 6:49 PM | Report abuse

It is never a good sign when the president of the Fraternal Order of Police is ASKING Congress to take control over MPD. Talk about a vote of no confidence.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | February 26, 2011 6:57 AM | Report abuse

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