this is pretty fucked up, this lady should get tossed in jail like a normal person.
By: Scott McCabe 04/04/11 8:05 PM
Examiner Staff Writer Two Voice of America journalists have accused an FBI employee of striking one of them and then driving down a busy downtown D.C. street with the other clinging to the hood of her car.D.C. police ticketed Joy Ellen Mullinax for changing lanes without caution, but the journalists say she should be facing greater charges: striking a pedestrian; leaving the scene of an accident; and reckless driving and endangerment. They are also seeking $1 million each in compensatory and punitive damages, in a lawsuit filed in D.C. Superior Court on Monday.
FBI spokesman Paul Bresson would not say what Mullinax did for the agency and said he could not comment on a pending matter. But, in general, Bresson "any FBI employee that is involved in an action while on official duty that might involve potential misconduct is taken very seriously." He said such incidents are thoroughly investigated by the bureau.
According to the lawsuit, Thomas Bagnall and William Greenback claim they were unloading a television camera and other equipment from a sport utility vehicle outside the National Press Club on the morning of March 23 when Mullinax pulled up behind them in her Hyundai Accent.
Greenback was in the driver's seat of the Ford Escape, while Bagnall unloaded the equipment.
According to the lawsuit:
Mullinax blew the horn and yelled, and Bagnall told her to go around. Mullinax accelerated and struck Bagnall, who spun around and screamed in pain. Greenback got out of the SUV and yelled at Mullinax to stop because she had struck his colleague.
Mullinax gunned her engine, each time moving closer to Greenback, eventually pinning Greenback between her car and another car which had stopped in traffic. She then hit the gas again, striking Greenback and throwing him onto the hood of the car. Mullinax's vehicle then bumped into a 2006 Chevy Trail Blazer driven by Jeneer Beer, who was already on the phone calling 911, according to the lawsuit.
Beer also provided a statement describing how the woman struck the two men and drove down the block. The statement was included in the lawsuit.
"The lady clearly lost her cool and let road rage get the best of her. ... I'm appalled that the D.C. Police department did not arrest or give this lady a more serious ticket. ... This was clearly intentional," she wrote.
According to the lawsuit, uniformed FBI police officers arrived and discussed the incident with the D.C. police officer taking the report.
A D.C. police spokeswoman didn't immediately respond for a comment.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/crime-punishment/2011/04/journalists-accuse-fbi-employee-hit-and-run#ixzz1YpEQmrqj
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