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Michigan City Mayor Meer faces charges of false informing, intimidation, official misconduct

Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer is facing charges of false informing, intimidation and official misconduct, according to court records.

The state filed a probable cause affidavit on October 31 for two counts of false informing, five counts of intimidation and one count of official misconduct.

Two judges recused themselves from the case due to conflicts. One judge could be a witness in the matter and the other's spouse is the corporation counsel for Michigan City, court records stated.

Mayor Meer has recently been in the news after his adult stepson was arrested.

Police Chief Mark Swistek resigned on October 22 after allegedly being asked to withdraw cooperation and participation in the La Porte County Drug Task Force.

Swistek said he would remain with the department. Two assistant chiefs also resigned their positions.

Mayor Meer acknowledged in a letter accepting Chief Swistek's resignation that he had a heated discussion with Chief Swistek after his stepson was arrested.

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