Eriquez and his attorney have called the incident isolated, overblown and regrettable.
To recap, the former mayor and present chairman of the Democratic Town Committee was charged with assault in the third degree, disorderly conduct, and interfering with an emergency call in connection him allegedly doing the following to his wife in a drunken rage:
When his wife tried to call police, Eriquez chased her down, grabbed her cell phone and threw it down the hallway, the report said. She was eventually able to retrieve the phone, lock herself in a bedroom and call 911, police said.
The victim told police her face felt sore where she had been punched and both her arms felt bruised. The arresting officer noted that she had a red mark and swelling on her nose and forehead.
To add, while Eriquez claimed in a statement that he made in May that, "although some statements and allegations printed are not accurate," according to the Newstimes, the police noted the following regarding the former mayor's state of mind.
Eriquez was too drunk to give a statement, according to the police report. He was escorted by police to a relative’s home in the city and told not to return to his home or have contact with his wife.
Did I mention that the media's primary source of this horrific incident which Eriquez characterized as "overblown" and portions of the news coverage that he described as "not accurate" is the victim's recount of the alleged attack?
Want to park downtown but have no quarters? No problem!
Monday, October 24, 2016 Time: 10:37 AM
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The Danbury Daily Voice has the scoop on the parking upgrades downtown that will allow drivers to leave their quarters for the parking meter at home.
Danbury has partnered with Parkmobile to add a program that allows customers to use their mobile phones to pay for parking at 400 on-street spaces throughout the city. Customers can pay with their cellphone using Parkmobile’s mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, and Windows smartphones.
“This is an innovative and exciting service that will enable our residents to experience downtown Danbury in a more convenient and accessible way,” said Mayor Mark Boughton. “We are constantly finding ways to push forward into the 21st century as a city. This partnership with Parkmobile is just one of the many ways people can experience Danbury as a city of the future.”
To use the new Parkmobile system, customers register free at www.parkmobile.com .
Once you are registered, you can use a mobile app, Internet, or call toll free to pay for parking. After setting up an account, a customer can immediately begin using the system with a registered mobile device.
Enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Parkmobile using a wireless handheld device.
Mobile app users may also choose to receive alerts and reminders 15 minutes before a parking session expires.
Time limits on meters still apply, and the app will not allow users to purchase more time than allotted by the meters.
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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.
The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.
Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.
Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.