Al Sharpton’s Ex-Wife and Daughter Arrested For Traffic Violation


John Kennedy | November 3, 2009 - 8:49 pm

The ex-wife and daughter of the Rev. Al Sharpton were taken into custody last night, after resisting arrest in New York.

Kathy Jordan, 53, and her daughter, Dominique, 23, were pulled over by police in Harlem, after allegedly running a red light. When police pulled the two over to issue a ticket, things reportedly grew heated when they argued that they were simply bypassing a squad car that was driving too slowly. Dominique, who works for her father’s National Action Network, was the driver.

After being given desk appearance tickets, both women were allowed to return home.

“How what was apparently a minor traffic dispute ended up with two arrests with desk appearance tickets is highly questionable and unusual,” Rev. Sharpton’s lawyer, Michael A. Hardy, said. “Reverend Sharpton has been made aware of the details of the matter and will aggressively support his daughter and her mother, despite their announced change of marital status in 2003.” -Linda Hobbs

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