It is unfortunate that on March 9 at approximately 11:00 AM I was assaulted by the brother of a candidate for City Council (District 7). A warrant for his arrest is being processed at this time. I had no choice but to file a police report.
The testimonies given in this report are absolute fabrications. I did not use profanity at this time nor do I ever use profanity or any language that would discredit me as an elected official or a believer.
The facts concerning this matter are that I was victimized. The report you read was concocted as a diversion from the real issue. I was attacked by a 6-foot-5, 240-pound man with an injury that resulted in emergency room attention.
There is a video and witnesses that are willing to testify. The testimonies given on the official police report simply never happened. My heart is saddened that the people who made these false allegations would go to this extreme.
Whether it is personal or political, it is a distraction that I will not allow to get me off the wall of this campaign. Because of the legal issues at hand, I cannot discuss the details of this matter. Charges are being pressed for the physical assault and against those who defamed my character. We are praying that justice will prevail. I am confident that it will.
I apologize to everyone for the very appearance of evil. I am only guilty of going to that poll site alone and falling prey to a group of very desperate people. The truth is that I am ahead in the polls and the people that created this circus attraction did it for reasons that only they know.
Just as Daniel had to be put in the mouth of the lion's den—and the three Hebrew boys had to be put in the furnace—God allowed this! The good news is that the mouths of the lions are shut and I will come out of this with no smoke on me.
I would like to thank everyone for all the correspondence I received with concerns for my welfare and the continual support. I look forward to serving the people of this great city four more years. Selah.
My attorney's name will be published as soon as possible. All questions can be forwarded to him as I cannot discuss certain details of this case. Please avoid all communication that relate to this matter at City Hall because it took place on the campaign trail.
Let the work that I have done speak for me.
Kimberly Daniels pastors Spoken Word Ministries in Jacksonville, Fla., and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her husband, Ardell. She is a city councilwoman in Jacksonville as well as the author of numerous books, including Spiritual Housekeeping (Charisma House).
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