City Council Aide Arrested

Manolatos previously filed resignation notice

The California Attorney Generals office spoke to NBC San Diego today and said it has decided not to file charges against a San Diego City Council aide at this time.  No other information about the case or the decision will be given.

Tony Manolatos, 41 was arrested early August in Del Cerro after an alleged dispute with his wife.

He was booked under spousal battery and vandalism charges for an incident reported at about 11:45 p.m. Aug. 5 on the 5600 block of Mill Peak Road.

At the time of his arrest, Manolatos worked under Councilmember Kevin Faulconer as Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director. The former award-winning journalist joined Council District 2 in 2009.

His final day on staff was Tuesday, and he left to start his own business, said Katie Hansen, Faulconer's Chief of Staff.

“This is a private matter for Tony Manolatos and his family," Hansen told NBCSanDiego in an official statement. "Two weeks ago he submitted his resignation. He is no longer employed by the City of San Diego."

Manolatos was transported to a county jail. No weapons were involved, and no one required medical treatment in the incident.

San Diego police officers took evidence photos of damage to a vehicle.

Manolatos was later released and is no longer in custody.

The City Attorney's Office has turned over the case to the State Attorney General's Office to avoid any conflict of interest with the former City Hall staffer.

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