Ethics panel won't investigate Ellison for protest arrest
- Blog Post by: Corey Mitchell
- October 31, 2013 - 1:56 PM
The U.S. House Ethics Committee will not investigate U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison and seven other lawmakers who were arrested during an October 8 immigration protest.
A report issued Wednesday says the issue is resolved because the members involved paid a $50 fine after their arrests and the charges were dropped.
The lawmakers, all Democrats, were arrested as part of a “civil disobedience” demonstration in front of the U.S. Capitol where they blocked streets to draw attention to the issue of immigration reform.
Here's a look at the report:
© 2014 Star Tribune