LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An FBI agent visited the home of a Michigan lawmaker’s top aide after authorities were told that she had discussed the use of tear gas before the election.
But Katie Reiter said the visit was because of a bizarre misunderstanding: She had been on the phone 10 days earlier in October talking about legislation to ban the use of tear gas by police.
“No one should have to go through what she experienced,” Reiter’s boss, state Sen. Rosemary Bayer, an Oakland County Democrat, told The Detroit News. “I look forward to hearing from the FBI their plan to prevent these situations from happening in the future.”
Bayer said an appliance repairman who was at Reiter’s home might have overheard the conversation.