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Ontario City Council removes Justus from meeting for holding signs

Larry Sullivan, left, city attorney for Ontario, inverted his legal advice from a previous meeting, allowing the council to eject Justus. (The Enterprise)

ONTARIO – Acting at the direction of the Ontario City Council, Police Chief Steven Romero ejected former councilor Marty Justus from the council audience Tuesday for silently displaying signs that questioned Mayor Riley Hill’s sobriety.  

The decision to remove Justus from the public meeting capped weeks of tension between the former councilor and the city council. In a routine that began April 20, Justus has taken the stand each meeting during the public comment section of council sessions to denounce the behavior of Hill and Councilor Freddy Rodriguez, who has accused him falsely of being a child molester.

He then sits in the front row of the audience, aiming at the council . . .