DC Cops Charge Marion Barry With Stalking

Woman says scandal-plagued councilman was 'bothering' her
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2009 1:18 PM CDT
DC Cops Charge Marion Barry With Stalking
Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry, 71, right, leaves court with his lawyer Frederick D. Cooke Jr., Thursday, June 21, 2007. Barry was charged with stalking a woman last night.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Washington DC's most-wanted politician, Marion Barry, has again found himself on the wrong side of the law, reports the Washington Post. Police busted the 73-year-old councilmember and former mayor last night after a woman complained he was "bothering her" as the two traveled in separate vehicles in a DC park. Barry was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor stalking count.

Police later released Barry, who will probably appear in court later this week. Barry has had many previous run-ins with the law—he’s currently on probation for tax offenses. Police wouldn’t reveal the woman’s relationship with Barry, and his lawyer was still trying to "find out what's going on” late last night.
(Read more Marion Barry stories.)

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