COMPTON – The newest member of the Compton city council made his first appearance in a Compton courtroom on allegations deriving from a domestic violence dispute with a member of his family.
Andre Spicer is alleged to have “choked” out a member of his family and in screenshots posted to social media stated “women need to stay in their place” and didn’t appear to have any remorse for his actions.
“A woman can and will get beat up by a man for putting herself in those spaces,” wrote Spicer.
He has only been a member of the city council since late June with the majority of his council colleagues being women.
The City also has made no official statement on the matter, however, there appears to be a coordinated attempt to defuse the situation with a media blitz covering the city spending $4,000 on some Botts’ dots to thwart street takeovers.
Residents continue to post videos of street takeovers taking place in the City.
Spicer’s predecessor, Isaac Galvan, also demonstrated poor personal behavior when he was a member of the council. He reportedly called then Councilwoman Emma Sharif a bi***, and gotten into what some described as a “drunken brawl” while attending a conference on official city business.
The council is dark the month of Aug. and will resume council meetings Sept. 6.
Spicer is due back in court the following week on Sept. 13 with the judge keeping the temporary restraining order against him in place until then.