Special Assistant to Obama Arrested for Shooting at Her Boyfriend

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 at 3:10 pm

She’s temporarily on leave from her job as Obama’s special assistant, so there’s a relief.

A White House staffer was arrested late Friday after allegedly shooting a gun at her boyfriend, an officer with the U.S. Capitol Police, during a heated argument, authorities said.

Barvetta Singletary, 37, who is a special assistant to President Obama and also holds the title of house legislative liaison, was charged with domestic violence in the incident, which police say occurred at her home in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Police say she summoned her boyfriend, who was not identified, by text message, and the two had sex. Afterward, according to the criminal complaint, Singletary went to the man’s car with him and accused him of dating other women. Inside the car, Singletary allegedly took the man’s cellphones and his service weapon, demanding passwords to unlock messages stored on the phones.

“You taught me how to use this,” Singletary allegedly told the man. “Don’t think I won’t use it.”

Police say Singletary pointed the gun in the victim’s direction and fired one round.

The man ran away and called police, according to authorities. Singletary was arrested at the scene without incident.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest declined to discuss the incident at a press briefing Monday.

“We are aware of the matter and have temporarily placed the employee in question on unpaid leave and revoked her access to the complex until we have more information,” he said. “ We will take additional actions as needed. For further questions, I would refer you to the Prince George’s County Police Department.”

He’s so helpful with embarrassing details.

Police say Singletary texted her boyfriend to meet at her home in suburban Maryland for sex. Afterward, she confronted him about another woman he was dating.

The two entered her car to discuss it, and an argument ensued when Singletary asked to see her boyfriend’s cellphones. Singletary allegedly grabbed his phones and a .40 caliber Glock 23 pistol.

After the boyfriend refused to give Singletary the passwords on his phones, she pointed the gun at him and said, “You taught me how to use this. Don’t think I won’t use it,” according to an arrest warrant obtained by NBC 4.

Singletary pointed the gun in his direction and fired one round, police said.

The boyfriend fled the home and called 911.

Singletary has served as special assistant to the president and House legislative affairs liaison since 2014. Before that, she was deputy chief of staff and policy director to Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-S.C.).


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9 Responses to “Special Assistant to Obama Arrested for Shooting at Her Boyfriend”

  1. Bill M on 10/10/15 at 5:49 pm

    Probably get a promotion. Those fools won’t recognize the problem with this. Probably blame the boyfriend or the gun for attacking her.

  2. John Bourne on 10/10/15 at 5:53 pm

    “A White House staffer was arrested late Friday after allegedly shooting a gun at her boyfriend, an officer with the U.S. Capitol Police”

    Arrested? Just for shooting at an officer in the US Capitol Police?

    Cheese, she belongs in Ferguson – where shooting at a police officer is considered merely a form of protest.

  3. Ron Nord on 10/10/15 at 9:25 pm

    He was raping here and she was lucky to be able to get his service gun while he was illegally raping her. She pleaded with him to just leave her alone but he was coming back for seconds and the gun just went off. She had been raped many times before so she felt lucky to be alive, she had no idea that he was one of those the carried a filthy and probably an illegal machine gun. I called the President and he said that he would take care of the whole thing and not to worry about it. When she was arrested she told the Police that she had been raped and wanted to go to a hospital for a rape kit examination but the Police kicked her and beat her and called her racist names and really hurt her feelings and wouldn’t help her. She is going to sue for 10 million dollars.

    Sound familiar?

  4. Got Zimbabwe? on 11/11/15 at 12:33 am

    Yo, yo, yo! Soul Sista from the streets yo and keepin’ it real, gnomesayin?
    Awww yea…comin’ straight outta Maryland pimp gangsta.

  5. Bill H on 11/11/15 at 12:41 pm

    One thing I’m wondering about. That was supposedly his service weapon. How did she get hold of that? I would normally think a cop is trained to never relinquish their weapon, period. All kinds of ugly outcomes can happen because of that lapse in control.

    On the other hand, this crazy ho had access to the White House? What?!?

  6. Whitehall on 12/12/15 at 10:47 pm

    One detailed correction from Senator Feinstein – it wasn’t a pistol, it was an “assault pistol,” that evil kind.