Doris Minton-McNeill, a Democrat representing the 15th District, was arrested in June after police said she pushed the officer in her backyard. Police had responded after Minton-McNeill called 911 and reported that an unwanted visitor was carrying a knife in her home, police said . . .
A probable cause affidavit filed with the charges says that Minton-McNeill, whose breath smelled of alcohol, argued with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers when they asked repeatedly where the man with the knife was. She said she couldn't be arrested because she was a City-County Council member and asked them to contact city officials, the affidavit says.
Last year, Patrice Abduallah was forced to resign his seat on the council because he didn't live in my council district. Marion Co. Democrats picked Andre Carson to fill the vacancy, and he immediately began running for Congress and resigned the seat upon his election to Congress six months later. Minton-McNeill was chosen to replace Carson. That makes three different councilors I've had in my district over the past year and none of them were worth a damn. Thank you, Marion County Democrats, for putting your worst foot forward when it comes to providing representation to the people of my city council district.