Young Kennedy ar­rested in an Aspen bar fight

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Ja­son Aus­lan­der

A mem­ber of Amer­i­can roy­alty ended up in the Pitkin County Jail early Thurs­day af­ter be­ing ar­rested for fight­ing at an Aspen night­club, po­lice said.

John Conor Kennedy, 22, also tus­sled briefly out­side the club with an Aspen po­lice of­fi­cer be­fore he was ar­rested with the help of a by­stander, ac­cord­ing to Aspen po­lice Sgt. Rick Mag­nu­son.

Kennedy — who goes by Conor — was charged with dis­or­derly con­duct, taken to jail and is­sued a sum­mons to ap­pear in Aspen Mu­nic­i­pal Court, Mag­nu­son said.

Kennedy is the old­est son of Robert Kennedy Jr. and his sec­ond wife, Mary Richard­son. Robert Kennedy Jr. is the sec­ond son of for­mer Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy’s brother, Robert F. Kennedy. Conor Kennedy briefly dated Tay­lor Swift in 2012 when he was 18, ac­cord­ing to a web­site.

Thurs­day’s in­ci­dent be­gan about 1:40 a.m., when po­lice were called to Bootsy Bel­lows night­club to deal with peo­ple who wouldn’t leave, he said. Of­fi­cer Andy Atkin­son re­sponded to the call and was out­side the club when he saw a fight break out be­tween two men.

Atkin­son re­ported see­ing Kennedy grab an­other man by his shirt, pull him down so he was bent over and hit him four or five times in the back of the head with his fists, Mag­nu­son said.

Of­fi­cers at­tempted to break up the fight, but Kennedy con­tin­ued to try to at­tack the man, prompt­ing po­lice to try to re­strain him, he said.

“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,” Atkin­son wrote in his re­port. “I held on to Kennedy’s arms and rolled him over with as­sis­tance from a by­stander on to his stom­ach.”

The uniden­ti­fied by­stander also helped Atkin­son hand­cuff Kennedy, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Kennedy apol­o­gized to Atkin­son af­ter he was ar­rested, the re­port states.

“Kennedy then said, ‘He called my friend the fword,’ ” ac­cord­ing to the re­port. It was not clear which “f-word” Kennedy was talk­ing about, Mag­nu­son said.

John Conor Kennedy was charged with dis­or­derly con­duct.

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