By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON – Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) continued to apply pressure Thursday, holding a press conference near the Capitol in an attempt to get the Virgin Islands to drop murder charges against ATF agent Will Clark who shot and killed someone in September 2008 during a confrontation.
“Will was doing what his training and his background taught him to do – he was coming to the aid of a battered woman,” Lee said in a statement issued after the press conference, which was attended by members of the law enforcement community. “I’m pleased to join with a bipartisan group of senators and representatives to call attention to Will’s heroism and question his treatment in this case. America’s brave law enforcement officers need to know they will be supported for courageous and lawful actions to defend the innocent, not prosecuted for it.”