Overland Park councilman charged with misdemeanor battery


August 7, 2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — An Overland Park City Council member who is facing a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery has been removed from the city's public safety committee during the investigation.

Councilman Scott Hamblin, 42, was charged after police were called to his home on July 21. No injuries were reported. He is accused of "physical contact with a person, in a rude, insulting, or angry manner," according to the criminal complaint.

Six council members on Monday called for Hamblin to resign, saying the charge could damage the board's reputation. He said he would not step down a...

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