DC Mayor Arrested During Protest
||Monday, April 11, 2011
Talk about a long day to make a point.
Federal sources speaking on the condition of anonymity revealed some of the behind the scenes details of DC Mayor Vincent Gray's - and some members of DC's City Council's - arrest this evening, some of which are still being processed at this hour.
According to sources speaking anonymously since they're not cleared to speak on behalf of the Metropolitan Police, Congress, the FBI, the Capitol Police and the Secret Service, the mayor and some members of council, including the embattled Kwame Brown, were cuffed, transported via paddy wagon, booked and processed at a Capitol Police facility in Southwest DC.
41 people in total were arrested. All of whom, including the Mayor, are still in custody at this time.
No member of the City Government was given any sort of special treatment by arresting authorities.
The Mayor and Members of DC's City Council were charged with obstructing a roadway, which is considered disorderly conduct. They were not charged with unlawful assembly, as was previously reported by some news outlets.
Some of those arrested paid a $50 fine - and as a result they won't have appear in court, however, the charge will appear on record.
It's unclear if Mayor Gray chose to pay the fine.