Atlantic City Mayor Will Not Face Criminal Charges for Casino Fight
The video of a fight at a casino involving Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam and City Councilman Jeffree Fauntleroy has finally surfaced online. The two city representatives will not face criminal charges for the physical fight they were involved in on November 11 outside Golden Nugget Casino.
The altercation involved multiple employees of Haven, Golden Nugget's nightclub. Prior to the release of the video, Gilliam and Fauntleroy maintained their innocence, claiming they were pursued outside the casino as they were trying to leave.
There is still no official report on how or why the fight broke out, though a statement from the Atlantic City Democratic Committee provides a clue. The committee is calling for both Gilliam and Fauntleroy to resign or for the New Jersey Governor to remove the representatives from office.
The committee's statement refers to “alleged aggressive behavior toward women.” Without revealing the details of what happened before the men exited the nightclub, the committee called the behavior of the Mayor and Councilman “disgraceful and extremely disturbing.” The incident has been the subject of a very hushed investigation.
Attempts to obtain a statement from the Governor by reporters have all failed.
In the video, it is clear that Gilliam and Fauntleroy were not merely attacked. Gilliam can be seen throwing several punches while Fauntleroy throws a nightclub employee on the ground.
According to a statement released Wednesday from the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, Gilliam and Fauntleroy will not face criminal charges. However, they will both address citizen's complaints in court next month.