Former Judge Greg Mathis finds himself in the midst of controversy once again, this time accused of a heated confrontation with Los Angeles city workers that allegedly involved the use of a firearm. The incident was reported by an employee from the L.A. Department of Water and Power, who claimed that Mathis brandished a gun after a verbal dispute escalated.
According to the LADWP employee’s report, the incident occurred when they asked Mathis to move his vehicle, leading to a tense exchange of words. As the situation intensified, Mathis allegedly displayed and pointed his gun at the workers, prompting concern and prompting the employees to contact the authorities.
However, Judge Mathis offered a different account of the altercation. He claims that the city workers had blocked his vehicle, preventing him from leaving his driveway. When he attempted to address the issue, one of the workers made what he perceived as a threat, saying he could be run over by their work truck if he did not move. In response, Mathis asserts that he informed the workers of his possession of a weapon but denies showing or pointing it at anyone.
As tempers cooled down, the confrontation de-escalated, and the LADWP employees resumed their work elsewhere on the street.
The LAPD has since taken a report on the incident, and the case is now under investigation to ascertain the facts and determine whether any unlawful actions took place.
The incident has reignited discussions surrounding the use of firearms in confrontational situations and underscores the need for better communication and de-escalation techniques when disagreements arise. Authorities will carefully examine the evidence and statements from both sides to arrive at a fair and accurate resolution to this concerning incident involving Judge Mathis and city workers.
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