Judge Orders Sharpton's Daughter, Ex to Trial for Resisting Arrest

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 AM EDT
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Judge Orders Sharpton's Daughter, Ex to Trial for Resisting Arrest

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NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Reverend Al Sharpton and daughter Dominique backstage at "Irena's Vow" on Broadway at The Walter Kerr Theater on April 23, 2009 in New York City.

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The Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter and ex-wife are going to trial on charges that they resisted arrest during a profanity-laden traffic stop.
    
A Manhattan judge has ordered a March 23 trial for Dominique Sharpton and her mother, Kathy Jordan. The judge refused to toss out their case on Tuesday.
    
Prosecutors say Dominique Sharpton told a police officer in October that she cut him off in traffic because she was in a rush to get to a theater.

Defense attorney Michael Hardy says no crime was committed and that the women were merely exercisig their right to free speech to complian.
    
She is charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Her mother is charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and harassment.

After the October arrest, Sharpton railed about it on Twitter, questioning "how two unarmed women with no record could be taken in cuffs from a traffic dispute with NO personal or property damage involved," nor any allegations of drug use or drinking.

The post prompted Sharpton's 23-year-old daughter to tell her famously fiery father to "stay out" of the case.

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