Independence council calls for special meeting

Mayor Michael Ragusa
Mayor Michael Ragusa

INDEPENDENCE, LA (WAFB) - The Independence Town Council has called for a special meeting for Monday morning.

A resolution concerning Mayor Michael Ragusa is on the agenda.

Ragusa was charged with battery on an officer, resisting arrest and public intimidation for an August 6 incident in the parking lot of Ragusa's construction company involving his son.

According to reports, Ragusa's son had been pulled over for a traffic stop when Ragusa came out of the building and slammed the door of the police unit on the body of a female officer.  

The report also states that Ragusa called Chief Edwards and demanded that the officer involved in the incident be fired.

Ragusa was arrested and released on his own recognizance Thursday.

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