MONTEREY PARK — Frank J. Arcuri, who was ejected from a City Council meeting last week, was charged in Alhambra Municipal Court on Thursday with three misdemeanors: disrupting a public meeting, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.
Arcuri, who is free on $1,000 bail, was ordered to appear in court May 28. Deputy Dist. Atty. Bill Holliman, who filed the complaint, said Arcuri could be sentenced to up to a year in jail if found guilty of the most serious charge--assault on an officer. The other charges are each punishable by up to six months in jail.
The City Council was considering a moratorium on residential and commercial construction Monday night when Arcuri addressed the council and clashed verbally with Mayor G. Monty Manibog.
Arcuri threatened to mount a campaign to recall the mayor, and Manibog ordered him to leave the podium for not sticking to the subject under discussion.