Robert Kennedy’s son and granddaughter arrested and charged with disorderly conduct

Robert Kennedy’s son and granddaughter were arrested over the weekend and charged with disorderly conduct after the two became belligerent with police officers who responded to a noise complaint at their Cape Cod, Mass., residence.

Barnstable County police responded to multiple 911 calls early Sunday morning reporting loud music and fireworks at a home near the Kennedy compound. When police arrived they found beer cans littering nearby streets and “loud music and loud voices” heard by officers as they approached the home.

A “glassy-eyed” 52-year-old Matthew “Max” Kennedy, the ninth child of Robert and Ethel Kennedy responded to the officers when they came to the door and “immediately became angry,” according to the police report.

As officers entered the residence Kennedy reacted by “screaming incoherently and throwing himself at a wall” as well as smashing a wall cabinet full of glass items, the police report said. He continued to resist arrest as party-goers yelled at law enforcement, “you don’t know who you’re messing with,” and, “He was a district attorney.”

Outside the home, Caroline Kennedy, 22, Matthew’s daughter attempted to open the door of a police cruiser as party-goers began encircling the officers on scene.

“I was able to get the door closed but this had now flared up the crowd even more,” Sgt. Jason Laber wrote in his police report. “Everywhere I turned there was a cell phone camera/flashlight in my face and people were yelling and flailing their arms.”

The younger Kennedy also wasn’t compliant with officer’s instructions and refused a breathalyzer test, telling officers, “No, I’m drunk … I know that.” When told she could be jailed for actions she proceeded to stick her tongue out at the officers and told them to “bleep off.”

While in custody she refused to give police identifying information and told them “I went to Brown and I’m a teacher, sweetheart!”

The elder Kennedy pleaded not guilty Monday in Barnstable District Court on Monday. His daughter will be arraigned at a later date.

This is not the first time the Kennedy’s have drawn complaints from their Hyannisport neighbors. In 2011, officials responded to complaints of boat trailers, pickup trucks, wheelbarrows, and other items in the yard of Matthew Kennedy’s rental property, according to the Cape Cod Times.

This post originally appeared on Washington Examiner


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