Man claims Mount Vernon school official assaulted him

A man who says he was assaulted by a Mount Vernon school trustee demanded for his alleged attacker's resignation Tuesday night at a school board meeting.



Video from activist Sam Rivers' security camera shows Mount Vernon School Board Trustee Omar McDowell allegedly throwing him to the ground.



Rivers says McDowell also tried to choke him.



McDowell was arrested, arraigned and charged with second-degree harassment. An order of protection was filed to keep McDowell away from Rivers.



The Mount Vernon school board did not entertain the idea of removing trustee McDowell.



The two will meet in court at the end of May.


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