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Sunday, March 21, 2010

[CA] Arrest on felony spousal abuse charge doesn't keep City Attorney Hunt off his job

...[Newport Beach City Attorney David] Hunt, 52, was back at work Tuesday, two days after police arrested him at his Santa Ana home Sunday on suspicion of felony spousal abuse... “We understand David needs time to address some serious issues with his family,” Curry said. “I think the council supports him taking time to resolve those issues”...

HUNTS’ 911 CALL RELEASED BY POLICE
Santa Ana authorities present audio of Newport Beach city attorney’s son calling police to report alleged attack on wife.
Daily Pilot
By Brianna Bailey
March 20, 2010 6:49 PM PDT
[Excerpts] The panicked 16-year-old son of Newport Beach City Atty. David Hunt told a 911 dispatcher that his father “just went crazy” and pushed his mother before his arrest on suspicion of felony spousal abuse last weekend, according to a recording of the call released by Santa Ana police. “Hi, my dad just went crazy,” the 16-year-old said in the 911 recording. “He pushed my mom down and started going after my brother”... Hunt’s 16-year-old son called 911 from a separate building off of the family’s main residence the night of the scuffle. A woman’s voice can be heard saying “lock the door” at one point during the recording. “Yeah, sorry. My dad freaked out. I don’t know what’s wrong,” Hunt’s 18-year-old son told the 911 operator after taking the phone from his younger brother... Hunt posted $50,000 bail four hours after his arrest and was back at work on Tuesday. The Newport Beach City Council will meet with Hunt in closed session on Tuesday... The city could take disciplinary action against Hunt, according to the city’s employee code, for “misconduct committed when the employee is off duty, including a violation of a criminal law, provided there is a reasonable relationship between the misconduct and the interests of the city or the employee’s duties.” [Full article here]

ACCUSED NEWPORT ATTORNEY RETURNS TO WORK
Daily Pilot
By Joseph Serna and Brianna Bailey
March 17, 2010
[Excerpts] Newport Beach City Atty. David Hunt will meet with the City Council in closed session next week to discuss his weekend domestic-violence arrest, City Manager Dave Kiff said Tuesday. Mayor Keith Curry said he did not know yet what action the city might take... The city could take disciplinary action against Hunt, according to the city’s employee code, for “misconduct committed when the employee is off duty, including a violation of a criminal law, provided there is a reasonable relationship between the misconduct and the interests of the city or the employee’s duties.” Saturdays at the Ranch. Start your adventure now! “We understand David needs time to address some serious issues with his family,” Curry said. “I think the council supports him taking time to resolve those issues.” Hunt, 52, was back at work Tuesday, two days after police arrested him at his Santa Ana home Sunday on suspicion of felony spousal abuse... Hunt was arrested Sunday night after he shoved his wife to the ground during an argument with his 18-year-old son, said Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. As she fell, she cut her arm and hand on furniture, and her head slammed into the tile floor, leaving a large bump on her head, Bertagna said. Hunt’s son called police, who came to the home and arrested Hunt... [Full article here]
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2 comments:

  1. 911 call released in city attorney abuse case
    KABC, Orange County News
    Eileen Frere
    Monday, March 22, 2010
    A disturbing 911 call was released one week after the Newport Beach City Attorney David Hunt was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse
    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/orange_county&id=7344531

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  2. City Attorney quits after hitting his wife
    abc7.com
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- The City Attorney for Newport Beach is going on voluntary administrative leave following his arrest on suspicion of spousal abuse.

    David Hunt was arrested at his Santa Ana home on March 14 after he was accused of hitting his wife. Police said he was arguing with his son when his wife tried to intervene. She was taken to a local hospital for a cut on her arm and a bump on her head.

    The Newport Beach City Council has approved Hunt's request to take a paid administrative leave. No word yet on whether criminal charges will be filed.

    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/orange_county&id=7349437

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