It was a rough week for DC Attorney General Peter Nickles last week. Between getting dressed down by a Circuit Court judge for failing to provide a series of papers and Ward 3 councilwoman Mary Cheh’s suggestion that he resign on Friday, it’s looking like the AG will have his name attached to adjectives like “beleaguered” and “embattled.” With Judge Emmet Sullivan considering an independent investigation of the AG’s office related to the Pershing Park incident in 2002, where protestors during IMF/World Bank weekend were arrested improperly. Nickles is now playing hard to get with the media, telling City Paper’s Jason Cherkis that he won’t return his calls.
Here’s hoping we start to get some answers. Councilman Mendelssohn? Perhaps you’d better start that investigation.