DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A jury has found a former Davenport alderman not guilty of assault charges after a weeklong trial.
The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/Yw3UjQhttp://bit.ly/Yw3UjQ ) the Scott County jury returned the verdict Monday afternoon in the case of 71-year-old former alderman Keith Meyer.
He was charged with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon after allegedly pointing a shotgun at a neighbor on Nov. 11, 2012.
Meyer, who represented himself during the trial, says he grabbed the gun from his home as a matter of self-defense.
Meyer was a Davenport alderman for two terms. He lost his bid for re-election in 2007.
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