Luis Chacon, the board member on the West Covina Chamber of Commerce, had a court hearing today regarding the restraining order that three staff members filed on Chacon. Here is what happened in court today, according to Chacon:
Here is the just of today’s hearing:
1. I was never served in the action, but out of a sense of personal and community responsibility I sought the information on, and appeared at the hearing. The restraining order was not granted, dissolved, as there was no legitimate and/or reasonable basis for it.
2. All three individuals (Gary Lawson, Monica Cabrerra, & William Medina) acknowledged to the judge I made no threats or insinuations to them in any way ever. It was acknowledged by all three that the only one I was speaking to during the “incident” was my wife. Gary was not even there when the “incident” took place and his position and actions were based solely on hearsay.
3. The judge acknowledged that if Gary wanted me removed from the Chamber’s Board of Directors, the Chamber’s governing body, The Board of Directors, have emplaced policy and procedures where they are the only ones who could properly address and remove me from participation in my duly elected responsibilities and that has not happen.
4. All three acknowledged that I did not pose a threat to them based on direct assault, or threat and all this is based on a sole incident that clearly does not establish a pattern.
5. The judge believed that the only one who had any basis to a restraining order and should have felt threatened was my wife and she was neither present nor has filed anything.
More to come on Monday.