U.S. Rep. McKinney Accused Of Hitting Officer


(Gold9472: Time to get the posse together? Remember, her house was vandalized not too long ago.)

POSTED: 3:41 pm CST March 29, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., has been accused of hitting a Capitol Hill police officer.

Sources told WSB-TV in Atlanta that McKinney was involved in a disagreement with the officer at a security checkpoint at the Capitol.

One of the sources, a member of the House Republican Conference, confirmed that McKinney struck the officer.

The House sergeant-at-arms and a high ranking member of the Capitol Hill Police Department met with McKinney in her office Wednesday afternoon.

McKinney has refused multiple requests for a comment on the reports.

Capitol Hill police are also refusing comment.