California mayor resigns amid dog poop tossing scandal
June 18, 2014
The upscale Southern California city of San Marino is in need of a new mayor now that its previous top official resigned in a dog poop tossing scandal. [NBC LA]
Dennis Kneier resigned Tuesday, 10 days after surveillance footage caught him tossing a bag of dog feces onto a neighbor’s lawn. Kneier will remain on the city council, which will pick a new mayor to fill his place.
“I thought it would be the very best thing for us to move forward and have a reorganization and have a new mayor,” Kneier said in an interview at the doorstep to his house.
Kneier cited continuing public fallout and embarrassment from the dog poop toss as his reasons for stepping down from his mayoral post. He plans to remain on the council until his term ends in November 2015.
The San Marino Police Department cited Kneier for littering.