I was attacked by Council Members Mary Brantley and Angel dePara during a Public speaking session (exercising my 1st amendment right) for speaking about sewage in the P.T. Barnum Apts in Bridgeport, CT. (a public health issue). Council Members Brantley and dePara and myself were issued infractions and we all pleaded not guilty. Because of this attack, I was mentally, emotionally as well as physically injured as it was aired on National TV all over the country and repeatedly aired on TRUETV! I was denied my right to file assault charges by the Bridgeport Police Dept. in the name that they were doing an investigation of the matter. Councilwoman Brantley lied in her initial police report by saying I pushed dePara first, then later lied again while being interviewed by the detectives saying “I pushed dePara first and I bumped her twice in her chest. Because of this attack, I was forced to undergo back surgery consisting of 30+ staples in my back. After the attack and to this day, I was never given an apology from neither the Mayor, Council President or any City Official. “To add insult to injury” the City of Bridgeport’s Ethics Commission dismissed a (4) of my ethics complaints that I filed against Mayor Finch, Council President Thomas McCarthy & Council members Brantley and dePara. I was found not guilty AND adding more insult, the Judge found Council members Brantley & dePara not guilty.
There was in fact a ruckus, there was an attack YET no one is quilty??????
There will be a lawsuit filed soon against the City of Bridgeport and the Council Members responsible for attacking me because I spoke out about a public concern!
COUNCIL ATTACK VIDEO RE-POSTED click on link below
Portions of interview with Police Dept.video is added – click on the NEW FOX news video then underneath that video you can view the interviews of the councilmembers… You will note Councilwoman Brantley lied & stated to police I pushed councilman depara first & demostrated that I bumped her twice….
There is another post regarding this issue – look at the page Council member video interview with the Bridgeport Police. Council member Brantley outright lied under oath to Officers that I pushed and bumped her twice & I pushed Councilman dePara first. Brawl video clearly speaks for itself! AMAZING this video allegedly was suppressed in court! A lot of information was suppressed in court (the fact that I was injured requiring surgery, council member lying on the police report)