This just in from reporter Amanda Baumfeld:
The Montebello City Council meeting got a little rowdy on Wednesday.
Resident Chris Robles filed a police report accusing John Edwards of assaulting him during the meeting.
Edwards was the campaign manager for Councilmembers Kathy Salazar, Mary Anne Saucedo Rodriguez and Robert Urteaga. Robles has been instrumental in working with independent trash haulers in a political controversy against Athens Services.
Accounts the incident are different from both men. Edwards claims he tapped Robles on the arm to get his attention and wanted to talk to him outside. But Robles said Edwards grabbed his shoulder and said “you come here I want to talk to you.”
Robles then told Edwards not to touch him. Edwards said he walked away but Robles said he ensued and threatened his girlfriend.
In the middle of the council meeting Robles shouted, “Sir if you touch me again that’s assault.”
At that time both men said the meeting stopped and turned toward them.
Robles and his girlfriend filed a police report against Edwards after the meeting. He said the police are investigating.
Edwards said, “The report is BS and nothing is going to come of it.”