Meriden council member charged assaulting judicial marshals

Published 12-27-2018

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MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) - A Meriden city councilor was back inside a courthouse where he was charged with assaulting two judicial marshals during a protest.

Miguel Castro's case was continued until Jan. 15 while officials decide whether it should be moved to another courthouse.

Castro was arrested Dec. 13 during a rally outside the court in support of a local man who was facing deportation.

Authorities say Castro assaulted two judicial marshals while they were dispersing a crowd in the court's parking lot. He also was charged with first-degree rioting.

Castro, who remains free on a $5,000 bond, has said he did nothing but exercise his Constitutional rights and support a family in crisis.

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