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Court Date Set For Township Manager Accused Of Assault, Obstruction

Michele Meade will appear before a West Caldwell judge on Jan. 28 and 29.

Livingston Township Manager Michele Meade will prepare to go before a judge this month to face charges of assault and disorderly conduct. 

Meade is scheduled to go before West Caldwell Judge Bridget Stecher on Jan 28 and 29 at 10 a.m., according to a spokeswoman at the West Caldwell municipal court building. 

The charges against Meade stem from a police exercise on April 19, 2013, during which resident Kelly Mollineaux — wife of Belleville Police Officer Charlie Mollineaux — alleged Meade assaulted her. 

In addition, Meade faces two additional charges of disorderly conduct for abusive language toward a police officer and obstructing justice — both filed by Livingston Police Sgt. Kenneth Hanna. 

If convicted, the township manager could face a maximum of a $1,000 fine or six months in jail. 

On June 26, 2013, Meade first went before Stecher who found there was "probable cause" for Mollineaux's claim.

Meade and her lawyer Salvatore Alfano later had a court conference in West Caldwell with prosecuting attorney Joseph DeFuria on July 31, 2013. The conference was conducted over the phone, the West Caldwell Court Administrator confirmed.

Bob January 16, 2014 at 10:06 AM
Her attitude during this incident is indicative of the way she conducts herself personally and professionally. She is a BULLY....an arrogant BULLY plain and simple. She should be thrown in jail! If it were any John Q. Public that is exactly what would happen.

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