#1 TROUBLED CAPITOL POLICE WITHHOLDING INFORMATION ABOUT HARRY REIDíS INJURIES by ThirstyMan 07.04.2015 07:32

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by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY 6 Apr 2015

The leadership of the troubled, 1,800 person Capitol Police force is withholding information about the circumstances surrounding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reidís (D-NV) gruesome New Yearís Day injuries.

Breitbart News poked holes in Reidís story that the injuries resulted from a home exercise accident that occurred when the exercise band that he attached to the shower door in his bathroom ďbroke and spun me around and I crashed into these cabinets and injured my eye,Ē as he claimed.

Breitbart News has also reported that virtually all of the information concerning the events surrounding the New Yearís Day injury and Reidís subsequent hospital treatment that day has originated from Reidís office. It insists the senatorís Capitol Police security detail was with him at his Henderson, Nevada home when the injuries occurred on New Yearís Day and transported him from his home to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson for treatment.

Breitbart News has repeatedly asked the Capitol Police to verify this claim, and to provide a copy of the incident report filed by the security detail describing the events of that day. Breitbart News has also requested the Capitol Hill Police specifically detail the date and time of day the incident took place in Reidís home, and the date and time of day Reidís security detail transported him from his home to St. Rose Dominican Hospital.

Despite sending numerous phone and email requests for this information to the Capitol Police over the last several days, no such information has been provided.

On Friday, Breitbart News spoke on the phone with Capitol Police Public Information Officer Kim Schneider, who promised to provide that information to us shortly.

As of Monday, we have received no further response and have been provided with none of the requested information.

Lacking the public release of this information from the Capitol Police, several critical questions about the circumstances surrounding Reidís injuries will remain unanswered:

1. If it was an accident, what are the details of that accident?

2. If it was not an accident, was it an assault?

3. If the possibility of assault on a member of Congress, a federal crime, has not been ruled out, why is the FBI, which has jurisdiction over such matters, not currently investigating?

4. If it is a possible assault and the Capitol Police have not reported it as such to the FBI, would such a failure to report constitute obstruction of justice?

Reidís office has been able to assert Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy rule claims to prevent both hospitals that he says treated him on New Yearís DayĖSt. Rose Dominican in Henderson and UMC in Las VegasĖfrom releasing any information about the time of day he was admitted at each institution. St. Rose Dominican has released a statement saying Reid was treated and released, but offers neither a date or time of day. UMC wonít even go that far. Citing HIPAA, it refuse to even confirm Reid was treated.

The Capitol Police, however, are not subject to the HIPAA privacy rule, and their release of all the information related to Reidís injuries is in the public interest.

At present, they appear to be stonewalling at best.

Failure to fully disclose its activities is nothing new to the Capitol Police and Chief Kim Dine.

In fact, the Capitol Board, the three person body that is the governing authority established by Congress to supervise the Capitol Police, has become increasingly frustrated with how Chief Dine has operated the Capitol Police.
for more:
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...reids-injuries/

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Is there any agency request for information that is not "stonewalling at best"???? TM

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