Obama’s Special Assistant Resigns After Being Charged For Shooting At Police Officer
Barvetta Singletary, special assistant to President of the United States Barack Obama, has resigned from office after firing a stolen police weapon at a Capitol Police officer in a jealous rage.
The White House staffer indicted for allegedly shooting at her Capitol Police officer boyfriend has resigned.
According to a White House official, Barvetta Singletary, 37, submitted her resignation effective Aug. 28. The White House accepted her resignation.
Singletary, a special assistant to the President and House legislative liaison, made headlines three weeks ago after she was arrested on charges of assault and reckless endangerment. Charging documents allege Singletary invited her officer boyfriend to her Maryland home, then confronted him about another woman. During the dispute, police said she took his service weapon and fired one round when he refused to give her the password to his phone. No one was injured.
Following the arrest, Singletary was temporarily placed on unpaid leave from the White House and had her access to the complex revoked.
She was indicted on assault charges Tuesday.
You’ll note that Singletary is not facing the sort of charges one would expect in rabidly anti-gun Maryland.
She did, after all, take a law enforcement officer’s weapon, threaten him with it, and then fired a shot at him. Various state and federal charges would seem to apply, including attempted murder.