Raleigh planning director settles assault complaint
Posted August 15, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — An assault complaint filed by a Raleigh city official against a woman who he said punched him after a public meeting has been settled out of court.
Planning director Mitchell Silver released a statement Thursday saying Lillian Thompson acknowledged during mediation that she punched Silver and apologized. Previously, Thompson said she had only tapped him on the shoulder during a conversation.
According to the statement, Thompson will pay a $60 fine and has agreed to “act in a professional manner in all city-related matters.”
Thompson approached Silver following a meeting about rezoning a tract of land at the corner of New Hope and Buffaloe roads in north Raleigh to make way for a Sheetz gas station.