No charges for Greeley mayor in alleged scuffle
Vail CO, Colorado
GREELEY, Colo. ” No charges will be filled against Greeley’s mayor regarding an incident last month where witnesses say he slammed a 15-year-old boy to the ground.
The Larimer County District Attorney’s office completed its special investigation into the case Thursday and reported in a press release today it will not file charges against Ed Clark or the mother of the boy.
According to the Larimer DA’s office, it would not be possible to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt.
“Our decision not to file charges on Ed Clark or the mother of the juvenile was based on the principles we are ethically required to apply in every criminal case,” DA Larry Abrahamson said in the press release. “Given the facts in this case, as revealed by the investigation and applicable statutes, the People cannot meet that burden and charges are not appropriate.”
On June 23, Remington Stitt said Clark picked him up off his motorbike and slammed him to the ground after he refused to get off the bike. Remington was riding the bike in the west Greeley neighborhood around Clark’s home, where Stitt lives with his mother. Police ticketed Remington for driving a motor vehicle without a license and operating an off-road vehicle on the street.
A restraining order against Clark was awarded to Remington and his father days after the incident. A hearing to determine if the restraining order should be made permanent was continued until July 28.