A gadfly was arrested at the Downey City Council meeting Tuesday night, booked for disrupting a public meeting and released on his own recognizance, an official said.
Stanley Wantuch, 23, of Bell Gardens was removed from the meeting chamber by police after he questioned and argued with Mayor Robert G. Cormack about a proposal to limit the time citizens are allowed to speak during a council session.
Wantuch was arrested about 10 p.m. after Cormack asked him repeatedly to be seated and stop disrupting the meeting. He was released about an hour later, Police Chief Pete Stone said.
Stone said the case will be presented to the district attorney's office for possible prosecution on a misdemeanor charge of disrupting a public meeting. Wantuch is to appear Nov. 23 in Downey Municipal Court.