Court Dismisses Rep. Sinicki’s Request for Restraining Order Against Primary Opponent’s Husband
Rep. Sinicki did not appear in court to defend her allegations.
This morning, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Commissioner Susan Callies dismissed Rep. Christine Sinicki‘s request for a restraining order against her primary election opponent’s husband, Michael Meyer. Rep. Sinicki did not appear in court to defend her allegations and the Temporary Restraining Order that was granted a day prior to the August 9th Primary Election was rescinded.
Rep. Sinicki claimed that Michael Meyer was harassing her based on his presence at the Humboldt Park Beer Garden on Friday, August 5, 2016, where Sinicki was hosting a public fundraiser. She claimed that Meyer contacted her friends and neighbors claiming that Rep. Sinicki was “peeking into his daughters (sic) windows” and that he threatened her son by saying,”if you’re feeling froggy, sir, just jump.” Video of the incident shows that Sinicki’s son instigated the confrontation.
Sinicki’s 20th District Democratic Primary opponent, Julie Meyer, stated, “this personal attack on my family has no place in politics. Rep. Sinicki has abused the deference courts give to victims of harassment by demanding a Temporary Restraining Order for political gain.”
Rep. Sinicki’s request for a harassment restraining order was filed under oath, but contains multiple false accusations and defamatory statements. Rep. Sinicki claims she was encouraged to file for a restraining order by the same District 6 police officer that her primary opponent, Julie Meyer, had previously filed a formal complaint against.
“If Wisconsin Democrats believe this type of behavior is an acceptable political tactic, it will be repeated until there is a change in the law that prohibits this conduct. However, any additional legal restrictions would also endanger victims of domestic abuse, so I am calling on Chairman Robert Hansen and all Milwaukee County Democratic Party leaders to unequivocally denounce Rep. Sinicki’s deplorable behavior to ensure that this type of political attack never happens again,” Julie Meyer said.
Michael Meyer explained that “Representative Sinicki’s restraining order references a horrible incident involving our neighbor, who happened to be a police officer, that verbally assaulted my 13-year-old daughter. It is no coincidence that the police officer that Rep. Sinicki sought out for her restraining order was the same officer that my wife filed an official complaint against for covering up our neighbor’s offensive conduct.”
“My wife had nothing to do with that incident and I am outraged that our State Representative would seek out a person that caused so much damage to my family to use in a political attack against her,” Michael Meyer said.
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