Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. Attorney Hillary Parsons recently appeared on Fox 9 News to discuss a case involving a Farmington City Council member who is facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly impersonating a police officer. According to authorities from the Apple Valley Police Department, the Minnesota councilman was driving in Apple Valley and using red and blue lights on his vehicle. The man was not arrested, but was later charged by court summons.Attorney Hillary Parsons, who is currently representing the councilman, appeared on Fox 9 news to offer clarification on her client’s side of the story. As Parsons states, the councilman is a licensed psychotherapist and responds to suicidal patients and emergencies on a regular basis. His use of flashing lights, Parsons says, was not malicious and was simply misunderstood by local authorities, as the councilman was not using the lights to pull motorists over.
The case is still currently pending, and Farmington Mayor Todd Larson has stated that the man has the council’s full support as the legal process plays out. As is the case for all, he will have the opportunity to tell his side of the story, with the help of experienced counsel, and defend himself against the allegations.