A frequent Metropolis Corridor critic arrested final yr after submitting a remark card containing Ku Klux Klan imagery and a racial slur is now dealing with a felony cost of illegally possessing an assault rifle, the Los Angeles Metropolis Lawyer’s Workplace confirmed Thursday.
Wayne Spindler, a forty seven-yr-previous lawyer who lives in Encino, faces as much as a yr in jail if convicted of the misdemeanor weapons-associated cost, in accordance with the town lawyer’s workplace.
Spindler, who couldn’t be instantly reached for remark, is scheduled to be arraigned April 21 at Van Nuys courthouse.
Spindler, who’s a daily speaker throughout public remark durations at Metropolis Council and Police Fee conferences, was arrested final Might after submitting the remark card throughout a committee assembly chaired by Council President Herb Wesson.
Wesson, who’s African American, stated he took the cardboard as a menace and sought and acquired a civil restraining order towards Spindler, which required the lawyer to give up all firearms in his possession to the Los Angeles Police Division.
The 4 weapons surrendered included three legally registered handguns, together with an AK forty seven Class I Assault Rifle, a weapon unlawful for unregistered possession within the state of California since 1991, in accordance with the Metropolis Lawyer’s Workplace.
The Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s Workplace in December opted to not cost Spindler over the remark card, saying it couldn’t show the cardboard was a menace. In January, Spindler filed a federal lawsuit towards the town, claiming his civil rights had been violated.
— Metropolis Information Service
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