ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — An Elmira Councilman who was involved in an altercation at WMC North Restaurant & Jazz Club in February took a plea deal on Tuesday for the charges.
According to the Elmira City Court, Elmira’s District 5 Councilman Tory Kitching has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and trespass after getting into an altercation at the jazz club on Feb. 18.
Kitching was fined $75 for both citations, with court fees of $120.
Kitching was first in court back in April where he originally plead not guilty to the charges.
Since the initial court date, Kitching has been unable to work his job as a parole officer with the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision as they suspended him without pay during the disciplinary proceedings. In a statement released on Tuesday, the DOCCS Office of Special Investigations case on Kitching is still open and the Kitching remains suspended without pay with a pending Notice of Discipline seeking his termination.
Kitching will not be running for reelection this year, with Elmira Mayor Dan Mandell telling 18 News the decision was made before the incident at the bar.