CITY HALL — Edward Guerrero, the City Hall critic who in 2004 was forcibly removed from City Council Chambers for disrupting the meeting, returned to the public forum Tuesday to give officials their first tongue-lashing since he took a plea bargain for illegally possessing a firearm.
Guerrero, 51, pleaded no contest Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court to felony possession of a firearm. He agreed to three years’ probation after receiving 24 days of credit for time served, court officials said.
Guerrero said he was left to freeze in a cooler while in custody and later denied medical attention.
“If all you can do is prosecute me — that’s really pathetic,” Guerrero told officials Tuesday.
His profanity-laced remarks Tuesday to the City Council were followed by an apology from Mayor Gary Bric.
County prosecutors charged that Guerrero was deemed to be a danger to others due to mental issues, thus wasn’t allowed to carry a firearm.