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Official in Bakewell Tiff Files for Workers' Comp

November 11, 1998

PASADENA — A city official who told police that activist Danny Bakewell slammed him against a wall during a City Hall meeting and then withdrew the complaint has filed a workers' compensation claim against the city, saying the attack left him with a back injury and sore upper neck.

Fred Jones, a senior project manager for housing and development, has been on sick leave since Oct. 15, city officials said.

Jones alleged in a police complaint that Bakewell, 52, assaulted him in a Sept. 22 scuffle witnessed by Pasadena's acting assistant city manager. The group was meeting to discuss a proposal to bring a Denny's restaurant to Bakewell's Fair Oaks Renaissance Plaza.

Jones later dropped his complaint against Bakewell after the activist agreed not to file a counter complaint. Bakewell has denied assaulting Jones.

Jones' claim is under investigation, said city Finance Director Jay Goldstone. Jones is seeking to get paid for his time off and medical bills, Goldstone said.

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