City Councilmember Accused of Punching, Biting and Strangling Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applicant

Lemon Grove (CA) Councilmember David Arambula has been accused of violently attacking a medical marijuana dispensary applicant.

(Photo: CandidChronicle.com)

As reported by the Candid Chronicle, Chris Williams claims he was hit on the head with a champagne bottle, as well as punched, kicked, strangled, and bitten by Councilmember Arambula during a late-night altercation. During the attack Williams sustained a laceration to his eyebrow, contusions to the back and front of his head, a concussion, a fractured right rib, and multiple bites to his forearm. Williams was treated at Alvarado Hospital Emergency Room for the injuries.

On January 11 an assault claim was filed to Lemon Grove on behalf of Williams.  The claim includes damages due to pain, suffering, lost work, and medical costs.

On February 20, the Lemon Grove City Council met in a closed session to review the assault claim, and decided to formally deny that the assault ever happened.

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