Omaha City Council candidate suing council president
OMAHA, Neb. - David Mitchell is back. The Omaha City Council candidate was arrested in September, insisting it was all a surprise to him.
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Shortly after his arrest, it was learned that Mitchell was accused of sexually assaulting a minor in 2014, reportedly a 14-or-15-year-old with a learning disability.
Now, after posting 10% of a $300,000 bond, Mitchell is suing the president of the Omaha City Council in an unrelated case.
According to Mitchell's lawsuit, City Council President Chris Jerram intentionally caused emotional distress, pain and suffering and violated Mitchell's First Amendment right to free speech when Mitchell appeared before the council in November. Mitchell is demanding $70,000. Jerram isn't commenting, and Omaha's city attorney tells News Channel Nebraska that the council has rules and will defend itself.
As for Mitchell's criminal case, he is due back in court in February.