Ex-Davenport alderman wants charge dismissed


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 12:07 pm
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A former Davenport city alderman accused of threatening his neighbor is trying to get an assault charge against him dismissed.

Davenport television station KWQC reports that 71-year-old Keith Meyer was charged with assault while displaying a weapon. Police say he threatened a neighbor with a gun.

A hearing is set for Jan. 3 on his motion to dismiss that charge.

Meyer served as Davenport's third ward alderman for several terms. He lost his re-election bid in 2007.














 



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