Former D.C. Mayor Barry Charged With Stalking

Police say former Washington Mayor Marion Barry has been arrested and charged with stalking a woman.

The United States Park Police said Barry, a current D.C. Council member, was arrested Saturday in Washington after a woman flagged down an officer and complained that Barry was stalking her.

Barry was charged with misdemeanor stalking and released.

A message left seeking comment from a spokeswoman for Barry wasn't immediately returned early Sunday.

Barry served four terms as mayor. In his third, he was videotaped in 1990 in a hotel room smoking crack cocaine in an FBI sting. He served six months in prison and in 1994 regained the mayor's office.

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  • by CCC Location: Greenville on Jul 6, 2009 at 09:43 AM
    His reelection and obama's election is proof positive; with a particular group of people, race is the determining factor regardless of the issue at hand.
  • by DC Location: Kinston on Jul 6, 2009 at 09:22 AM
    After he was shown on film smoking crack and then was re-elected does this come as a shock to anyone?
  • by Dee Location: ENC on Jul 6, 2009 at 08:59 AM
    I'm sure that Obama will find him a job to do. He seems to "take in the political strays" and give them a job.
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jul 6, 2009 at 08:05 AM
    hey rufus , where are you at on this. this is not christian leadership here!!! was the women white or black or asian??? get your people in line.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Jul 6, 2009 at 05:15 AM
    He must be running for reelection. It is sickening to know this is the type of people or elected governement officials surround themselves with.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 5, 2009 at 07:02 PM
    How many arrests is this now for this con? It might help him to get reelected in DC once again. They seem to like this sort of person for Mayor.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jul 5, 2009 at 06:36 PM
    Marion Berry only did this to ensure his political viability with the black community for the next few years. He has broken the law again, so they will continue to elect him again and again for a few years off of this. It is not about their forgiveness for him, they don't care about that. It is about slapping the majority culture in the face. The beat goes on.

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