Cops: Kennedys Incited 'Angry Mob' During Arrest

Details emerge about Max and daughter Caroline's trouble with the law
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2017 4:03 AM CDT
Max and daughter Caroline Kennedy, in their booking photos.   (Barnstable (Mass.) police)

(Newser) – Loud party, late hour, two arrests for disorderly conduct. An otherwise ho-hum item on the police blotter, but because the arrests involve two people with the last name Kennedy, new details continue to surface. They're not flattering, especially for 52-year-old Max Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy. As the Cape Cod Times reports, police responding to noise complaints showed up at a home in Hyannis Port about 1am Sunday to find the party very much in progress, and the police report describes Kennedy as having "noticeably bloodshot and glassy eyes" and an increasingly irate attitude with responding officers. When police entered the home, "Kennedy responded by now screaming incoherently and throwing himself at a wall" and smashing a cabinet with glass items inside, per the report cited at MassLive.

Officers say Kennedy resisted arrest, and as they struggled with him in the house, they were surrounded by people yelling, "You don't know who you're messing with" and, "He was a district attorney," per the report. They finally got him into a cruiser, but then Kennedy's daughter Caroline, 22, allegedly tried opening the door. An officer got the door closed again, but he says the "out of control" crowd had now closed in. "Everywhere I turned there was a cell phone camera/flashlight in my face and people were yelling and flailing their arms," the officer writes. "The actions of both (Max) Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy had incited this crowd into an angry mob." Max Kennedy pleaded not guilty, and Caroline Kennedy has a later court date. (Read more Kennedy family stories.)

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