Ex-Cop Accuses Local Congressman of Angry Gun Antics

Rep. Michael Grimm (from house.gov)

According to website Politico.com, a retired NYPD officer is accusing former FBI agent and current member of the House of Representatives Michael Grimm (R- Staten Island, Brooklyn) of abusing his authority during a night club altercation. The incident, which took place in 1999 while Grimm was still an FBI agent, involved the estranged husband of Grimm’s date. Former cop Gordon Williams told The New Yorker that after breaking up a quickly escalating argument and separating the two men, Grimm said to Williams that he would make his date’s husband “disappear where nobody will find him.”

Wait, it gets better. Grimm allegedly returned to the Caribbean-American night club twice after that, at one point pulling out a gun. The second time he reportedly brought along FBI and NYPD personnel. Williams said that Grimm abused his law enforcement authority by intimidating club patrons and employees, refusing to let them leave. At least one anonymous police source is backing up Williams’ claim that while Grimm was verbally abusing patrons he said “all the white people, get out of here.” Grimm is denying Williams’ side of the story. Both the police report and Justice Department investigation of the incident are currently being withheld from the public.

Michael Grimm represents New York’s 13th Congressional District which includes all of Staten Island, as well as parts of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Gravesend.

Links:

Politico.com: The FBI agent and the night club

The New Yorker: The Mark (summary)

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