Sweeney’s 911 Call

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There are two stories coming out about a December 2005 police incident at the home of Republican congressman John Sweeney which could derail his re-election.

From the Daily News:

POWERFUL UPSTATE Rep. John Sweeney got into an early-morning fracas with his wife that became so frightening she called 911 for help, the Daily News has learned.

Gayle (Gaia) Sweeney told the 911 dispatcher that her husband was “knocking her around the house,” according to a December 2005 state police report obtained by The News.

After Gayle Sweeney said, “Here it comes, are you ready?” the call was disconnected.

From the Times Union:

“Complainant stated that she and husband got into verbal argument that turned a little physical by her being grabbed by the neck and pushed around the house,” [State trooper Scott W.] Gunsel wrote in the narrative portion of the blotter entry, according to the document. “Suspect had scratches on face. Both parties refused medical attention. Complainant removed to friend’s house for the evening … refused any type of prosicution (sic) arrest.”

— Azi Paybarah

Sweeney’s 911 Call