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Thursday, November 6, 2008

[MD] The private matter at Sallie and Senator Brinkley's home

Current news isn't mentioning that the last time the cops were called to a domestic violence incident at Sallie & Senator David Brinkley's home that it was he who was listed on the police report as the victim (despite what Sallie said). And the report strangely specified that the incident was the only one at that residence in the past year. (?) Even though Sen. Brinkley claimed his wife was trying to hit herself with his hands and slapped him, and even though Sallie said, no, that Sen. Brinkley had hit her in the face and grabbed her around the neck, Deputy Orion Rustin made no arrests. He just gave them a case number, contact info, a domestic violence packet,

and drove away.

TWO reports of violence - and he just drove away. I can safely say that IS because it was the Senator's house.

Previous entry about their May 2008 dv incident:

[MD] Senator Brinkley- No arrest. No charges. Sallie used his hands to hit herself? - ...Brinkley opted not to take a lethality screening, which law enforcement officers use to determine if someone is in lethal danger of domestic violence. Many political officials are referring to it as a private matter... The incident resulted in no criminal charges...

From their more recent incident:

...Sallie Brinkley alleged she was seeking the protective order because David Brinkley tried to choke her Tuesday, she stated in the petition for the order... The agreement states that David Brinkley consented to an order "without a finding of abuse," however... Under the agreement, Sen. Brinkley is consenting to the protective order without admitting that any abuse occurred... After the hearing, she was escorted from the courtroom by sheriff's deputies, away from public hallways...

Sherry Greenfield
Nov. 6, 2008
[Excerpts] Sen. David R. Brinkley agreed in Frederick County District Court on Oct. 30 to move out of his Mount Airy home and stay away from his wife, according to court papers. Appearing before Judge Noel Spence, the couple also agreed not to abuse, harass or contact each other. With the agreement, Sallie Brinkley waived her right for a hearing on a temporary protective order. Sallie Brinkley earlier in the week applied for a protective order to stop the senator from abusing her and move out of their home. In court on Oct. 30, the senator agreed to move out of their home, but will be able to visit his teenage children, court papers show. The order remains in effect until May 1, 2009. In May, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies responded to the couple's home for a domestic dispute. Last week's court appearance follows a more recent domestic disturbance between the couple. [Full article here]

Frederick News Post
By Meg Tully
October 30, 2008
[Excerpts] ...David Brinkley referred questions Wednesday to his attorney, who could not be reached for comment. Sallie Brinkley did not return a call for comment. She filed the application for a protective order Tuesday, and was granted an interim protective order. Interim orders are granted by a court commissioner and a hearing for a temporary protective order follows within 24 hours at the District Court. In hearings for temporary orders, the law allows a judge to make a decision based on information from only the petitioner, or from both parties if both are present. It can last up to 30 days. A final protective order is issued after a full court hearing and can last as long as a year, with the possibility of a six-month extension. The final protective order hearing is scheduled for Nov. 7... In her petition for the protective order, Sallie Brinkley states she and her husband were fighting verbally. She had asked him to move out of the house and live with "Jacqui"... "He says he refuses to move out of house... We were yelling and he pushed me on the bed, when I got up he choked me, and he said he would call police to get me out of the house." According to the petition, Sallie Brinkley then asked their son for help, and they left and called 911 in the car outside. Frederick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cpl. Jennifer Bailey confirmed that deputies responded to a house on the Brinkley's street at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and that no arrests were made, but she would not provide further details. The Frederick News-Post made a public information act request for the incident report, and according to state law, the office must respond within 30 days [Full article here]

Reported by: Jackie Waite
Friday, Oct 31, 2008
[Excerpts] An agreement has been made involving Maryland Senator David Brinkley after a possible domestic dispute. He will move out of his home as part of that agreement reached in court Thursday. This is after his wife filed for a permanent protective order against him on Tuesday. In the application she claims she told Brinkley to move out of the house and live with Jacqui. After an argument, she says he pushed her on the bed, and choked her when she got up. Brinkley did not admit to the abuse, but he did agree to the protective order. The order requires Brinkley to vacate the family home immediately and grants custody of the couple's children, a 16-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, to Sallie. Brinkley was granted visitation rights with the children. He is allowed on the family property only when picking up or dropping off the kids during those visits. The attorneys did not clarify who the woman is that Sallie referred to as Jacqui in the application. The protective order will remain in effect until May 1, 2009. Brinkley has not ruled out running for re-election in 2010... [Full article here]

David Brinkley plans to run for re-election
Frederick News Post, MD
By Meg Tully
October 31, 2008
[Excerpts] ...The agreement states that David Brinkley consented to an order "without a finding of abuse," however. Both David and Sallie Brinkley made appearances in court Thursday, meeting with attorneys in separate private rooms to hammer out the deal, then sitting on opposite sides of the court room... After the hearing, she was escorted from the courtroom by sheriff's deputies, away from public hallways... Frederick County sheriff's deputies have responded to domestic disturbances at the couple's home this week and in May. No arrests were made during those visits... Under the terms of the agreement reached Thursday, Sallie Brinkley will retain temporary possession of their Mount Airy house and custody of the couple's two children. David Brinkley will have the opportunity to remove his business and personal belongings from the house and will be able to visit the children. He will be able to drive on the property only if he is picking up or dropping off the children, who are 13 and 16 years old. Both parties agreed not to abuse, harass or threaten to abuse the other. They will contact each other only to discuss visitation, the agreement states. It will remain in effect until May 1, 2009. [Full article here]

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