Html”>during a private meeting with city officials. Williams, who was reportedly frustrated by constant delays in getting his dispensaries fully licensed, hoped to discuss this issue at the meeting. The other parties said that they only intended to socialize and casually discuss ways to improve Lemon Grove.
According to Arambula and Vasquez, Williams repeatedly attempted to discuss his dispensaries, but the politicians told him they could not discuss the matter unofficially due to city protocol. “I told him he had to follow the protocol and process. ” Vasquez and Brown reportedly left the house around 11:30pm, and then the meeting took a turn for the worse.
According to Williams’ assault claim, Arambula, who was “drinking heavily,” struck him over his left eye with a beer bottle, then allegedly “bit, kicked, punched, and choked” him. “I suffered a serious laceration above my eye, a bite wound, a broken rib, and other injuries,” Williams said in the claim,
In January, Williams filed an assault claim against Arambula, but the councilman rejected the claim. Html”>said that he was defending himself
In January, Williams filed an assault claim against Arambula, but the councilman rejected the claim. Html”>said that he was defending himselfagainst the businessman, who grabbed him and attempted to choke him. Last week, Williams’ attorney announced that he is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against Arambula and Lemon Grove over the assault.
This is not the first time that Arambula has been accused of aggressive behavior. In 2016, San Diego attorney Dorinna Hirsch filed a restraining order against the councilman, accusing him of tampering with her legal documents, threatening her business, and stealing over $8,000 from her. “He screamed that he would destroy my business and ‘mess me up’ if I crossed him,” Hirsch said in the document,