Posted: Sep 6, 2013 9:07 AM
Updated: Sep 6, 2013 9:25 AM
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.