facebook
twitter
search
search

House ethics panel won't probe eight congress members arrested

Nov. 1, 2013 at 2:07 PM
| License Photo

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The House Ethics Committee decided against pursuing an investigation into the arrests of eight House members at a Washington rally in early October.

"The Committee considered the scope and nature of the conduct of the Members ... and determined that review by an investigative subcommittee is not required in this matter," said a report issued by the committee Thursday.

On Oct. 8, Washington metro police arrested Democratic Reps. Joseph Crowley of New York, Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Al Green of Texas, Raul M. Grijalva of Arizona, Luis V. Gutierrez of Illinois, John Lewis of Georgia, Charles B. Rangel of New York and Jan Schakowsky of Illinois for blocking passage.

The representatives each were fined $50 and the charges dropped.

"[The] local proceedings related to these arrests are now resolved," the ethics panel said. "The committee voted against empaneling an investigative subcommittee regarding this matter."

"The committee considered the scope and nature of the conduct of the members," the report said, "and determined that review by an investigative subcommittee is not required in this matter."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Texas man killed in apparent alligator attack
Kentucky clerk sued for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses
Police arrest N.C. soldier with assault rifle headed to mall photo shoot
North Korean biochemical weapons researcher defects to Europe
Four accused in slave-labor trafficking ring on Ohio egg farm