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BATTERY ON A PUBLIC OFFICIAL AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT

Lake County, Florida -Our client was the long-time City Manager for a city in Lake County, Florida. Despite his highly effective and successful tenure as the City Manager, one of the City Council-members became upset with him when he made cost cutting recommendations that would negatively impact the job of the City Council-member’s spouse. After a City Council meeting, our client was angrily confronted outside the building by the Council-member and her spouse. The spouse became physically aggressive. The Council-member realized that a by-stander was recording the incident, prompting the Council-member to falsely claim that she had been struck by our client and that her spouse was only protecting her. Unbelievably, the Council-member and her spouse were able to coax the Police Chief (who did not view the video) to arrest the City Manager for a felony charge of Battery on a Public Official and a misdemeanor charge of Disorderly Conduct. Longwell Lawyers was retained to represent the accused City Manager in this highly contentious, publicized matter. After gathering and presenting the case to the prosecutor (which included several sworn statements from eyewitnesses and video footage of the incident), it became clear that the accused City Manager did not commit any crime – and he was exonerated. As such, all charges were dropped by the filing of a No Information Notice.