Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Al Sharpton's daughter and Ex were arrested....
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s ex-wife and daughter were arrested after berating two Harlem cops who had pulled them over for allegedly running a red light to get around their slow-moving, unmarked cruiser. Kathy Jordan, 53, and her daughter, Dominique Sharpton, 23, were handcuffed Friday night and hauled to a precinct, where the raging reverend’s daughter tried to get off the hook by citing her family ties, the sources said. They were issued desk-appearance tickets and released. The road-rage incident began around 7:30 p.m. on West 110th Street and Eighth Avenue when Dominique became frustrated as she drove behind the crawling police vehicle, the sources said. Sharpton honked her horn and tailgated the vehicle from the NYPD’s Housing Bureau before finally losing her cool. She furiously swerved across the double yellow line and sped through a red light to get past the cop car, police said.
The officers pulled her over, and she and her mother became belligerent and argumentative, the sources said. They were slapped in handcuffs and thrown in the cruiser. Dominique was charged with resisting arrest and issued summonses for crossing the double yellow line and running the light. Jordan was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. Sources added that Dominique dropped her dad’s famous name at the stationhouse before being released. Sharpton’s lawyer, Michael Hardy, said the reverend was stunned by the way the NYPD handled the incident. “How what was apparently a minor traffic dispute ended up with two arrests with desk-appearance tickets is highly questionable and unusual,” he said. “We will pursue all answers in this matter.”