ALHAMBRA — A Municipal Court judge has dismissed charges against former City Council candidate Frank J. Arcuri, who had been accused of disturbing a public meeting, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.
Alhambra Municipal Court Judge Michael Kanner said he dismissed the charges because of insufficient evidence.
Arcuri was arrested on Feb. 8 after Monterey Park Mayor Christopher F. Houseman ordered the sergeant-at-arms to escort Arcuri out of a City Council meeting.
The arrest occurred after Houseman had banned the use of camera flashes during council meetings. Arcuri, a professional photographer who publishes a monthly newsletter, had brought his camera with a flash attachment to the meeting.
As the mayor made his announcement, there were several flashes from a camera. "I was disconnecting a flash at the time," Arcuri said in an interview last week. "Maybe it went off."