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White House staffer who allegedly shot at boyfriend resigns

Posted at 2:24 PM, Sep 04, 2015

WASHINGTON – -The White House staffer indicted for allegedly shooting at her Capitol Police officer boyfriend has resigned. According to a White House official, Barvetta Singletary, 37, submitted her resignation effective Aug. 28. The White House accepted her resignation.

Singletary, a special assistant to the President and House legislative liaison, made headlines three weeks ago after she was arrested on charges of assault and reckless endangerment. Charging documents allege Singletary invited her officer boyfriend to her Maryland home, then confronted him about another woman. During the dispute, police said she took his service weapon and fired one round when he refused to give her the password to his phone. No one was injured.

Following the arrest, Singletary was temporarily placed on unpaid leave from the White House and had her access to the complex revoked. She was indicted on assault charges Tuesday.