Wendell Pierce, Actor From ‘The Wire,’ Arrested in Altercation Over Politics

May 16, 2016 6:11 PM

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Wendell Pierce, Actor From ‘The Wire,’ Arrested in Altercation Over Politics

Wendell Pierce, the actor known for portraying Bunk, a world-weary detective in the television drama “The Wire,” was arrested on Saturday in Atlanta and charged with battery after a discussion about politics turned heated, according to the police and witnesses.

According to Maggie Elena Baca, who was staying at the Loews Atlanta Hotel with two friends, Mr. Pierce struck her in the head during a confrontation that culminated at the door to her room.

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