Lee Whitnum, the Greenwich Democrat who has announced her intention to run for governor on a judicial reform plank is embroiled in a dispute with judicial marshals after being arrested last week for allegedly creating a disturbance in the library of the state Superior Court in Stamford.
Whitnum is reportedly denying she tried to bite judicial marshals after an encounter with marshals that brought a breach of peach charge against her. “I never tried to bite anyone,” she responded today. “The Judicial Marshals surrounded me for some unknown reason. They told me to leave. I said I would. I walked 25 feet never stopping; I was almost to the door, within five feet of the door when six marshals attacked me from behind and threw me up against the wall.”
Her dispute with the Judicial Marshals follows Whitnum having been thrown into court lockup last Thursday after allegedly getting into a dispute with a court library patron in the library of state Superior Court in Stamford, for the second time in a week.
In a statement released on her website this morning Whitmun said she would file a civil suit against the court librarian Pamela Kaufman for calling the marshals to the library when Whitnum got into a dispute with the library patron. Whitman professed no wrong doing. “I still have no idea what I did wrong,” she wrote, “I have no idea what that woman told the Judicial Marshals.”
Whitnum announced in March her plan to run governor. She ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008 and for the U.S. Senate in 2010 and 2012.