- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden’s niece appeared in a Manhattan court Tuesday from her September meltdown sporting a mysterious black eye.

Caroline Biden, 26, was arrested at her Tribeca apartment on Sept. 17 when she reportedly tried to hit a female officer during an argument between her and her roommate over unpaid rent.


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The New York Post reported that a bruise on Miss Biden’s left eye was clearly visible during her pre-trial hearing Tuesday over charges of alleged resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration and harassment.

She declined to comment on the bruise and covered her face with a bag as she was ushered out of court, the Post reported.


Court documents revealed that Miss Biden’s fight with police continued well beyond the scuffle at her apartment.

While being detained at the 1st Precinct police station, she allegedly asked to use the ladies’ room and was let out of her holding cell.


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“The defendant stated in substance to Officer [Nicholas] Martin that she needed to leave now, and while facing Officer Martin and still not handcuffed, the defendant attempted to get around Officer Martin by moving her body side to side,” according to a criminal complaint.

“I am informed by Officer Martin that he was able to gain control of the defendant by holding her arm and that when he was walking her back to the holding cell, the defendant grabbed a door frame, and held onto cells, in an effort to prevent Officer Martin from bringing her back to the holding cell, an official function,” prosecutors said, the Post reported.