Janesville’s city council president and former police chief has resigned from the council following an arrest. George Brunner has served on the council since 2005, and was the council president at the time of his arrest Friday. Now he’s resigning, saying he accepts responsibility for his actions. Brunner was arrested at his home during a child custody dispute, on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting an officer. In a statement, he Brunner said his actions were in response to an emotional and personal family situation that he believes should remain a family matter. City Manager Eric Levitt said the council will decide when it meets Monday whether to elect a new president. In the meantime, that duty falls to council vice president Russ Steeber.
Beth Wheelock, WCLO