Kennedy Grandson Arrested in Aspen Bar Fight

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 30, 2016 Updated: December 30, 2016

Police say a member of the Kennedy family was arrested after a bar fight in the tony resort town of Aspen.

Police say 22-year-old John Conor Kennedy was charged with disorderly conduct in the Thursday morning scuffle. Kennedy is the oldest son of Robert Kennedy Jr., an environmental activist, and the grandson of Robert Kennedy.

Police say Kennedy and another man were fighting in the street and rolling around on the ground when officers tried to separate them. Officers reported seeing Kennedy punch the man in the head four or five times.

Kennedy allegedly struggled against an officer who was trying to restrain him before they both fell into a snowbank.

It was unclear if Kennedy has an attorney who could comment on his behalf. A court appearance is set for Feb. 22.

“Kennedy and I fell back on to the snow bank on the south side of (Hyman Avenue) where Kennedy attempted to pull away from me and stand up,” the officer wrote in his report, the Aspen Times reported. “I held on to Kennedy’s arms and rolled him over with assistance from a bystander on to his stomach.”

Kennedy then apologized to the officer in question, he wrote.

Epoch Times contributed to this report