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Indian Wells: Councilmember Mendoza sucker-punched/hospitalized at convention; Commerce Councilman Altamirano expected to be charged with aggravated assault with great bodily harm

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The fight will likely expose the city to a massive lawsuit given that the city paid for the officials to attend. Witnesses said Mendoza was still unconscious when paramedics finally made it to the scene and took him away.

Fight Breaks Out at Contract Cities Between Commerce Councilmen Ivan Altamirano and Leonard Mendoza, Mendoza Hospitalized

HEWS MEDIA GROUP |20th May 2019 | BY BRIAN HEWS |

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Attendees at the annual Contract Cities convention texted HMG-LCCN this morning saying  a “huge” fight broke out at the Renaissance Indian Wells at around 12:30 a.m. last night instigated by Commerce Councilman Ivan Altamirano.

The Contract Cities gathering draws hundreds of city officials from over seventy cities in California, along with the companies that are contracted for services with those cities.

The website indicates, “the California Contract Cities Association has advocated on the benefits of the contracting model and cost savings it provides to member cities through various means, including in liability.”

This is not the first time a fight has broke out at the annual party.

Last year it was reported that Compton Councilman Isaac Galvan allegedly got into a fistfight with another guest that had to be broken up by Compton City Manager Cecil W. Rhambo.

Witnesses told HMG-LCCN that Commerce Councilmen Ivan Altamirano assaulted mendozaLeonard Mendoza.

The incident started in the outside cigar smoking area, when  Altamirano ran through a door and sucker punched Mendoza.

The punch knocked Mendoza out, with witnesses saying Mendoza’s head could be heard hitting the ground.

A meleé started with witnesses saying Mario Beltran and  his friend Louis Reyes, who owns Blue Icon Media, were sucker punching people who were trying to break up the fight.

Witnesses said Mendoza was still unconscious when paramedics finally made it to the scene and took him away.

The sheriff’s arrived and interviewed witnesses until 4 a.m., with most saying Altamirano sucker punched Mendoza.

Sources told HMG-LCCN that the sheriff’s are contemplating charging Altamirano with aggravated assault with great bodily harm as Mendoza likely fractured his skull when he fell.

The City Council could also remove Altamirano from the City Council under  Quo Warranto, in other words, ‘”by what authority does this person hold this office?”

Quo warranto is a special form of legal action used to resolve a dispute over whether a specific person has the legal right to hold the public office that he or she occupies.Quo warranto is used to test a person’s legal right to hold an office, not to evaluate the person’s performance in the office. In order to obtain the Attorney General’s approval, a private person or a local agency must file an application pursuant to the rules and regulations issued by the Attorney General. (Cal .Code Regs. tit. 11, §§ 1-11.)

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 FWIW: According to California Attorney General, XAVIER BECERRA, Quo warranto is not available to decide whether an official has committed misconduct in office.A quo warranto action may not be filed without the approval of the Attorney General (except in those cases where a public agency is authorized to file for itself).  The remedy of quo warranto is vested in the People, and not in any private individual or group, because the question of who has the right to hold a public office is a matter of public concern. – branson hunter

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One Response to Indian Wells: Councilmember Mendoza sucker-punched/hospitalized at convention; Commerce Councilman Altamirano expected to be charged with aggravated assault with great bodily harm

  1. Dan OBrien
    Dan OBrien May 23, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Its hard to have empathy or for that matter sympathy for anyone in this story. I am guessing there is more to this story than I care to hear. Sucker punch them all.

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