A lawyer for former Michigan Democratic Party chairman Melvin ``Butch'' Hollowell is asking a judge in Detroit to dismiss a charge of soliciting a prostitute.
Attorney Cornelius Pitts says the Wayne County sheriff's deputy
who cited Hollowell on August 17th in Detroit didn't observe any
illegal activity and didn't have the right to stop him in the first
Pitts requested the dismissal during a pretrial hearing before
Chief District Court Judge Marylin Atkins.
A lawyer representing the city says she will need a week to
respond to the request.
Hollowell did NOT appear in court today. He has denied the
charge and says he was only helping a woman in distress.
The judge scheduled a hearing for September 20th to resolve the
motions and possibly hold a trial.
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