Legal Trouble

Marion Barry Arrested for Stalking

Here's a blast from political scandals past: D.C. Councilman and former mayor Marion Barry is in trouble again, arrested and charged on the night of July 4th for misdemeanor stalking. According to The Washington Post, Barry and the woman were in two separate cars when the woman flagged down a police officer to report that Barry was stalking her. According to a police spokesman, Barry was released and will appear in court sometime next week. When the Post asked Barry's lawyer, Frederick Cooke, for comment, Cooke mused that he'd heard a "rumor" about his client's arrest but had been busy watching fireworks and hadn't been able to "find out what's going on." It's been 19 years since Barry's catastrophic crack cocaine sting and ensuing legal melee—maybe Cooke's out of practice?