Judge Dismisses Charges Against Rep Who Pulled House Fire Alarm

Written by Robert J. Matthews

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On Thursday, a judge in Washington, D.C. dismissed the charges against Democratic Representative Jamaal Bowman.

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Bowman entered a guilty plea on September 1 for one count of intentionally and knowingly detonating a fire alarm while.

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His plea of guilty to the misdemeanor has been vacated, thereby obviating the necessity for his scheduled appearance in court the following week.

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As he pulls a fire alarm in the Capitol, Bowman demonstrates to the congressman how to detach cautionary signs from a set of doors.

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Bowman stated that he was making an effort to vacate the office building and further specified that his intentions were not to activate a fire alarm.

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Before that, he acknowledged and expressed regret for sounding the alarm, which compelled attendees to vacate the premises for over an hour.

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The incident prompted several Republican legislators to demand his expulsion from the legislature, and the House censured him.

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