This just in from the Detroit Free Press.
Monica Conyers -- who is married to Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., and who will take a seat on the Detroit City Council next month -- got into a fight with another woman at a bar, police sources told the Free Press on Thursday.(snip)
The councilwoman-elect's spokesman, Sam Riddle, confirmed the confrontation but claimed Monica Conyers was randomly attacked by a drunken woman at a party and was forced to defend herself.
Conyers, 41, who was elected to the City Council in November, filed a police report on Wednesday, accusing the other woman -- identified by police as Rebecca Mews of Walled Lake -- of attacking her early Tuesday morning at Crossroads Lounge on Livernois in Detroit
Police officials spoke on condition of anonymity about the incident because of the potential political sensitivity involved.Free drinks couldn't be considered special treatment, could they? Or, does special treatment only offically apply to government agencies, and not run-of-the-mill constituents?
According to one police source, Mews alleged Conyers arrived at a party at the bar and began asking patrons to buy her a drink.
When no one did, she approached a man at the bar and said, "I know you're going to buy me a drink," the source said, citing Mews' police report.
Mews, who was with the man at the bar, wasn't pleased, and the two women began to fight, the report said. The women each say the other struck first.
Riddle criticized police for talking to the media about the incident. He said Conyers hasn't requested special treatment.
Those tabloids have nothing on me.