Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been under a great deal of scrutiny as Congress debates his nomination to the Supreme Court.
A police report from September 26, 1985 involving Judge Kavanaugh has come to light. Kavanaugh allegedly was involved in a dispute in a New Haven bar.
No one – including Brett Kavanaugh – was charged. You can read more about the incident at this link: https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/New-Haven-police-Kavanaugh-interviewed-after-13275247.php
Here are a few excerpts from the report (you can read it here: https://nyti.ms/2xUsgvG). I’ve followed each excerpt with a comment from me:
At the above date these officers responded to the above location in regards to an assault.
[From me: this sentence is unnecessary. It repeats the information the officer already recorded. Officers are busy!]
Upon our arrival we met Mr. Cozzolino, he stated that a very tall subject hit him in the ear with a glass.
[From me: Omit “Upon our arrival.” And “subject” isn’t precise. The person who was hit was male. The report should say so. Put a period after “Mr. Cozzolino.”]
He also stated that he was in a verbal altercation with an unknown male.
[From me: “verbal altercation” is too wordy. “Argument” is more clear.]
At 1:20 AM Det. Reynolds was notified of the incident.
[From me: I was pleased that the officer wrote this report in active voice. But passive voice crept in at the end – as it so often does. (Sigh.) Who notified Detective Reynolds? If you thought that fact was worth recording, you also need to say who did the notifying.]