Kennedy case: Harassment charges pending

Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco in a

Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco in a file photo. (March 13, 2012) (Credit: Angela Gaul)

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Douglas Kennedy may still be on the hook for harassing two nurses at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, but at least he likely won't face child endangerment charges.

The Office of Children and Family Services investigated the 44-year-old son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy after he allegedly kicked one nurse and twisted the wrist of another as they attempted to stop him from removing the child from the maternity floor No. 7. Kennedy said he wanted to take his son out for some fresh air.

Kennedy was charged with child endangerment in February, but the agency's investigation reported that any suspected child abuse was unfounded.

Though the investigation did not exonerate Kennedy of the endangerment charge, his lawyer Robert Gottlieb hoped the Westchester DA would consider the finding and drop the charge.

"It is our fervent hope that the Westchester district attorney will continue to evaluate this case and we remain hopeful that the DA will ultimately dismiss that charge," Gottlieb said.

Gottlieb called the finding "the first glimmer of reason that has surfaced in this case since it erupted in the press."

Kennedy is still facing the harassment charges and is due in Mount Kisco Court on April 12.

The district attorney's office declined to comment.

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