St. Louis city counselor Patricia Hageman
said yesterday that she would not pursue charges of disturbing the peace
against Fox 2 reporter and KTRS (550 AM) radio host Charles Jaco
The charges were issued last month against Jaco several days after a run-in with the conservative blogger Adam Sharp
. Sharp confronted Jaco while the latter was covering a health care rally downtown and demanded to know why Jaco used the term "tea baggers" when discussing the Tea Party on his radio program.
his entire seven-minute assault
on Jaco, including a moment when
Jaco allegedly "bumped" into Sharp. The blogger used that alleged
offense to file charges against Jaco. Yesterday Hageman
told Political Fix
that she dropped the charges after reviewing the
video tape and victim's statement.
"Based on the 'evidence'
presented, I saw no basis for proceeding
with the charge," Hageman said.
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