From The Journal Times.com:
RACINE COUNTY — Former Racine Mayor John Dickert was formally charged late Monday afternoon for his involvement in a fight at a local grocery store parking lot in late March.
John T. Dickert, 57, of the 100 block of Westminster Square, in Racine, is charged with a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.
Dickert was elected as Racine’s mayor in 2009 during a special election, and was re-elected in 2011 and 2015. He resigned in 2017 to become president and CEO of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. He currently works as division administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.
Dickert was appointed in 2018 by Peter Barca to be the administrator of the Wisconsin Division of State and Local Finance, a position he still holds.
Parking lot fight
According to the criminal complaint and information obtained by The Journal Times days after the incident:
At 4:06 p.m. Sunday, March 22, Mount Pleasant Police Department officers responded to Piggly Wiggly, 5201 Washington Ave., after receiving 911 calls about a fight in the grocery store parking lot.
The two suspects involved in the fight were identified as former Racine Mayor John Dickert, 57, and 19-year-old Christian Reynoso, both of Racine.
Police spoke with Reynoso, who had bloody knuckles and scratches and red marks on his neck. Reynoso said that he was in a hurry while driving to work when he saw Dickert driving and videotaping him. Reynoso said that Dickert pulled into the parking lot and he followed him and asked him why he was recording him.
Reynoso claims that Dickert got out of his car, approached his passenger side window and leaned on his car. When he told Dickert to get off of his car, Reynoso said Dickert refused and walked around to the driver's side of Reynoso's car. Reynoso said Dickert said something like "Do you think you're a tough guy?"
Reynoso said he started to get out of the car and Dickert grabbed him by the neck/throat area and pushed him into his vehicle. Reynoso said he punched Dickert three to five times, and that Dickert also punched him.
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