TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Former San Diego mayor pleads guilty to battery counts

Daily Photo Galleries

By Reuters
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, 6:45 p.m.
 

SAN DIEGO — Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who resigned from the helm of California's second-largest city after a string of sexual harassment allegations, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges of false imprisonment and battery involving three women.

A former Democratic congressman who served only a brief mayoral tenure after being elected last year, Filner was charged with felony false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery for placing one woman in a headlock and kissing or groping two others, prosecutors said. Filner, who grew up in Squirrel Hill, will serve three months of home confinement.

“This conduct was not only criminal, it was also an extreme abuse of power,” said state Attorney General Kamala Harris, who filed the complaint.

According to court papers, the felony count against Filner was filed because he used “greater force than was necessary.” The misdemeanors included kissing a woman on the lips at a “Meet the Mayor” event and grabbing another woman's buttocks as she posed for a picture with the mayor at another public event.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. IBM’s Watson supercomputing system to be applied to PTSD
  2. Warning about cop-killer came moments too late
  3. Ghostly snailfish found at record depth
  4. Poor morale, training in Air Force ICBM program spur questions about usefulness as nuclear deterrent
  5. Document hunt to begin for illegals who need proof of residency since 2010 for permit, reprieve
  6. U.S., Cuba patching torn relations with historic accord
  7. 3-D printed prosthetics give dog ability to run
  8. 32 horses killed in stable fire near Chicago
  9. Texas ponders allowing open carry of handguns
  10. NYC teenager a liar, not a penny stocks whiz worth $72M
  11. Cosby off the hook in 1974 sex abuse claim
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.