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Anger management counseling for Independence mayor

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago September 06, 2013 Sep 6, 2013 Friday, September 06 2013 September 06, 2013 8:25 AM in News
Source: ap

HAMMOND- Independence Mayor Michael Ragusa will enter a pre-trial diversion program, including anger management counseling, for charges stemming from August 2012 when he allegedly threatened a police officer.

According to The Daily Star of Hammond, the agreement signed by Ragusa and Louisiana Assistant Attorney General Kurt Wall requires Ragusa to seek anger management counseling, write a public letter of apology to two officers and pay the Independence Police Department $250 to cover investigation costs.

In return, the state will not pursue charges of battery on a police officer, resisting an officer and public intimidation.

The charges came after police stopped Ragusa's son, Hunt, for speeding on Aug. 6, 2012.

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