- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Portsmouth’s chief building inspector has been charged in connection with an altercation that he allegedly had with a local contractor at a closed-doors meeting at city hall in May.

Capt. Frank Warchol tells The Portsmouth Herald (http://bit.ly/1U1u2jG ) that 61-year-old Robert Marsilia was arrested on May 31 on a warrant charging him with a misdemeanor account of simple assault.

Police say Marsilia “purposely caused unprivileged contact” with the victim by grabbing the contractor by his shoulders and shaking him during a tense April 6 meeting where tempers flared. The meeting was called to allow contractors to air complaints about new inspections managers and procedures.

City Manager John Bohenko says Marsilia remains in his position “as he proceeds to receive due process under the law.”

Marsilia couldn’t be reached for comment.

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Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com

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