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Posted: Monday, 19 May 2014 11:40PM

Legal Opinion Shared Regarding Commissioner David Shaw



Benton Harbor's City Commission is dealing with a vacancy.

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That's Commissioner David Shaw addressing the Benton Harbor Commission Monday regarding his political future. After reading from the City Charter, City Attorney Randy Hyrns shared his professional opinion.

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Shaw was given more time to speak during Commissioners Comments, but chose not to. The City Charter states a vacancy exists when an officers dies, resigns, is removed from office, moves from the city, or convicted of a felony. Shaw was convicted Friday on two counts of resisting and obstructing police. He faces between two and six years behind bars.


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