St. Paul City Council Candidate Cited for Disorderly Conduct, Banned from Library

George Latimer Central Library Photo: St. Paul Public Library
George Latimer Central Library

July 10, 2018 04:56 PM

A St. Paul City Council candidate was cited for disorderly conduct and banned from the St. Paul Public Library System for 30 days following a dispute at one of the library branches, according to police reports and the candidate's blog.

A St. Paul police report says David Martinez was cited for disorderly conduct. 

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According to the report, police responded on July 5 to George Latimer Central Library on reports of a disorderly male. Two library assistants told police that Martinez had shouted obscenities at them inches away from their face

The two asked he be arrested and signed citizen's arrest forms, according to the police report.

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Martinez shared a letter he received from the library system on his blog, which said he is banned from the library until August 6. 

Martinez went on to post on his blog that he was trying to stop a security guard from kicking a young man out of the library. 

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