Rodriguez asks for hearing to contest January restraining order

Freddy Rodriguez presiding over a recent Ontario City Council meeting. (Liliana Frankel/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO – Freddy Rodriguez, an Ontario city councilor, has requested a court hearing to contest a restraining order issued against him last month, the second such order to be brought against him in the past year related to domestic violence. 

In her January court filing, a local woman said in sworn statements that Rodriguez, 39, had "caused me physical injury, tried to cause me physical injury, (and) made me fear that I was about to be physically injured.”

Her petition was granted by Malheur Circuit Court Judge Lung Hung. 

The Enterprise does not identify victims of domestic abuse.

In paperwork filed with the Malheur County Circuit Court, Rodriguez indicated that he was requesting a hearing to oppose “the . . .