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Crime & Punishment: City Hall Smackdown
A conflict over an open Board of Education seat allegedly led the chairwoman of the Norwalk Democratic Town Committee to lay a beatdown on two 80-something members of her own party in the parking lot of City Hall. Regina Krummel e-mailed chairwoman Amanda Brown to express interest in the seat, Krummel, 82, told Nancy Chapman of the blog Nancy on Norwalk. When her name didn't appear on Brown's list of candidates, Krummel reached her by phone and Brown, 38, told her to swing by City Hall to talk it over. When she showed up, Brown assailed her with a printout of her e-mail, pointing to ambiguous wording and "waving it in my face as I got out of the car," Krummel says. She claims she tried to push Brown away and then the chairwoman knocked her to the pavement. Krummel's 84-year-old husband, concerned because his wife had had both hips replaced, tried to intervene and then allegedly got a shiner on his right eye courtesy of Brown. Police showed up but the Krummels declined to press charges. Brown says the octogenarian couple attacked her (claiming Bill Krummel called her an "arrogant black bitch") and is ignoring calls from nearly everyone to step down.
By Nick Keppler
July 9, 2013