Thursday, September 20, 2007
Dvorak Investigating Roseland Council Arrest
It was the decision of St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor Michael Dvorak's office to drop felony battery charges against Roseland town council member David Snyder after his forceful removal by Town Marshal Jack Tiller from last Friday's council meeting. Dvorak won't say whether his office is investigating allegations Tiller used excessive force against Snyder, who sustained a concussion during the arrest, but the incident remains under "investigation and consideration" Dvorak tells the South Bend Tribune. A WNDU video of the incident shows Tiller shoving Snyder before moving outside the camera's view followed by an audible commotion. When the television camera catches sight of the two again, Tiller was on top of Snyder while he was laying face down, and he can be seen repeatedly striking Snyder in the head.