15 Year Old Boy Gets Restraining Order Against Mayor

June 26, 2008

The mayor of Greeley, a northern Colorado city had a temporary restraining order issued against him after he was accused of throwing a 15-year-old boy to the ground when the teen refused to stop riding a motorbike. Mayor Ed Clark, who must stay at least 100 yards away from the boy, told the Greeley Tribune he stopped the boy for his own safety and did not hurt him. He plans on fighting the order at the July 7th hearing.

The teen’s father, Tim Stitt, plans to ask the judge to make the restraining order permanent.
The teen’s father’s version of what happened is as follows: Clark forced the boy to the ground on Monday and then held him there until police arrived. Police ticketed the boy for driving without a license. The father thinks that Clark should be charged with assault.

Sounds like small town drama: Stitt said his son and Clark have been at odds for weeks after his son had a dispute with the mayor’s wife. Stitt said Clark confronted his son at a basketball court and told him “bad things are going to happen” if he didn’t stop showing disrespect to his wife.

Beung that Clark is a former police officer, it almost seems like Stitt’s stories are fitting.