Janesville City Council President George Brunner says he’s not ready to make a decision about his seat on the city council after his arrest on Friday. Brunner was cited for disorderly conduct and resisting and obstructing after a child custody dispute at his home on Friday. Police say he hit and officer in the chest and arm and pushed the officer out the door of his home.
Brunner says he’s talking to people as he decides whether to continue on the city council. “This is a difficult decision and an important decision, not only for myself individually, but for the city council,” he said. Brunner says he expects to make a decision soon. The former police chief reportedly told police he would resign his seat on the council. “I will be seeking the advice of others before deciding,” he said. “I do not believe beyond that I can or should comment further.”
Beth Wheelock, WCLO