No Charges In Huizar Spokesman Incident

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charges will not be filed against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar’s fired campaign spokesman after he wrote an e-mail that promised to put a “political bullet” into Huizar’s challenger’s forehead.

KNX 1070’s Kim Marriner Reports

Deputy District Attorney William Hodgman said Friday there was insufficient evidence that Michael Trujillo intended the language to be taken as a threat.

Huizar fired Trujillo after he wrote an e-mail directed against opponent Rudy Martinez. The message was sent to about two dozen Huizar supporters.

The race between Huizar and Martinez has grown increasingly acrimonious with the two former friends trading allegations about ethical flaws, investigations and other things.

Trujillo has said the e-mail was intended to be “tongue in cheek.”

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