Assault at City Hall? Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Denies Shaking Guard

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DALLAS -- Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins denies ever laying a hand on the security guard who claims he assaulted her.

According to the police report released Friday, Atkins was jerking on the doors at Dallas City Hall Wednesday morning before the building opened.

Someone eventually buzzed him in.

That's when the guard, 61-year-old Raquel Hultquist, says Atkins “grabbed her by the shoulders" and yelled -- “Do you know who I am? Why didn’t you open the door?!”

A witness backs up Hultquist's story.

But Atkins says that's not the way it happened at all.

"I supposed I raised my voice a bit, but I did not use profanity nor did I touch, much less shake, either of the ladies,” he said in a statement. “My conversation with them lasted no more than 30 seconds or so and I had my briefcase and files in my hands at all times.”

Atkins was issued a citation for “assault-offensive contact.”