Councilwoman scuffles with resident over report
Original post made by newsbeat, Atherton: other, on Apr 7, 2010
The resident suffered minor abrasions on her hand, however the victim did not require medical treatment nor was it necessary to transport her to a hospital. Whether or not the resident will press assualt charges against Ms. Lewis remains to be seen.
The fight broke out when the resident approached the podium to help Ms. Lewis distribute a report prepared by ex finance director John Johns, documenting illegal construction at the residence of Ms. Lewis along with a litany of misdeeds by Ms. Lewis\' friend and ally Charles Marsala.
Ms. Lewis slammed her notebook on the victim\'s hand in an attempt to present the dissemination of the Johns\' report to other council members and the press. Ms. Lewis then engaged in a tug of war, nearly throwing the victim off her feet.
Police witnessed the altercation. However Ms. Lewis was not taken into custody.