City Attorney In California Fired Amid Indecent Exposure Investigation At A Chick-Fil-A

The Ventura City Council has voted unanimously to oust its city attorney.

Ventura Mayor Joe Schroeder said in a statement that the firing of attorney Andrew Heglund was “due to a personal matter.”

But now it appears that the low-profile firing was in response to a police investigation into an indecent exposure incident at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in the city that involved Heglund, according to authorities, his attorney and local media reports

A Ventura County Sheriff’s Department told The Los Angeles Times the investigation was initially started by the Ventura Police Department but is now being handled by the sheriff’s sexual assault unit with the major crimes bureau and that it involved Heglund.

Ron S. Bamieh, attorney for Heglund, said there is an investigation but no pending criminal charges.

“We’re optimistic that the investigation will bear out that Mr. Heglund did not commit any criminal acts,” he said. “There’s much exaggeration over some people who got upset at a Chick-fil-A.”

Ventura Police Chief Darin Schindler said the incident occurred at 1:30 p.m. on April 10, when police officers responded to a call at the restaurant at 1321 Eastman Ave.

Read the full story at The Los Angeles Times.