DA WON’T FILE CHARGES AGAINST CERRITOS COUNCIL MEMBER BARROWSBy Greater Long Beach
CERRITOS—The Los Angeles County District Attorney has decided not to seek felony charges against Cerritos Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Barrows over a June 4 altercation with resident and city council critic Jay Gray after a budget study session.
Barrows and Gray each filed police reports regarding the incident, during which the men exchanged heated words and Barrows admitted he pushed Gray on the shoulder.
“The District Attorney will refer the case per policy to a Office Hearing Program,” said Mario Trujillo, Assistant District Attorney, in an interview with Los Cerritos Community Newspaper. “The case will be handled internally and informally in our office.”
Nonetheless, Gray and Barrows were at it again Monday during the public comments portion of the Cerritos City Council. Gray said the he was a “victim of assault;” Barrows said he was “defending the honor” of his wife, Teresa.