WH staffer indicted on assault charges
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A White House staffer has been indicted on assault charges stemming from a dispute in which she allegedly fired a gun at her U.S. Capitol Police boyfriend.

Police say Barvetta Singletary texted her boyfriend to meet at her home in suburban Maryland on Aug. 7, where she confronted him about another woman.


Singletary then allegedly grabbed her boyfriend’s gun and phone out of his bag. Demanding the phone’s password, she pointed the gun at her boyfriend.

“Don’t think I won’t use it,” she allegedly said, firing it at a sofa 10 feet away.

“We are aware of the matter and have temporarily placed the employee in question on unpaid leave and revoked her access to the [White House] complex,” a White House spokesman said in a statement last month.

Singletary has served as a special assistant to the president since 2014.