FBI employee in alleged hit-and-run on two VOA journalists

Jim Treacher | Blogger

From the Washington Examiner:

Two Voice of America journalists have accused an FBI employee of striking one of them and then driving down a busy downtown D.C. street with the other clinging to the hood of her car.

D.C. police ticketed Joy Ellen Mullinax for changing lanes without caution, but the journalists say she should be facing greater charges: striking a pedestrian; leaving the scene of an accident; and reckless driving and endangerment. They are also seeking $1 million each in compensatory and punitive damages, in a lawsuit filed in D.C. Superior Court on Monday.

FBI spokesman Paul Bresson would not say what Mullinax did for the agency and said he could not comment on a pending matter. But, in general, Bresson “any FBI employee that is involved in an action while on official duty that might involve potential misconduct is taken very seriously.” He said such incidents are thoroughly investigated by the bureau.

Read the whole story here. Sounds like nobody was seriously injured, fortunately. I’ll be following this story with great interest, as you can imagine.

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