Allentown councilman cleared of charge of harassing neighbor

An Allentown councilman has been found not guilty of harassing his neighbor, who filed a private criminal complaint after they argued in May.

An Allentown councilman has been found not guilty of harassing his neighbor, who filed a private criminal complaint after they argued in May.
District Judge Maryesther Merlo last month cleared Councilman Michael Donovan of the complaint filed by Maria E. Cordero of 118 N. West St.
Cordero alleged Donovan broke her front glass door after pounding on it. She also accused Donovan and his wife of verbally harassing her and her children.

A civil suit filed against Donovan by the property owner seeking $500 to replace the door was withdrawn after the decision in the other case, according to court documents.
Donovan said he was pleased with the outcome.
“I just want to have some peace and quiet on this street, for it to be safe to raise kids, for people to get along and to treat each other with some respect,” he said.

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