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Measure Asking Wilkinsburg Councilman To Resign Voted Down

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WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — A Wilkinsburg City Councilman accused of punching a woman showed up at the council meeting, only to have fellow members introduce a measure that would ask him to step down.

Carl Lewis, 38, allegedly punched his friend and tenant Michaelann Dilorio Sunday night.

On Wednesday night, a fellow council member called for his resignation, reminding members they start each meeting with a moment of silence for victims of violent crime.

“The last thing we need is a community leader who is embroiled in some sort of criminal allegations,” Jason Cohn, a council member, said.

The council president tried to halt the vote, saying it was a “private matter involving two individuals who [do] not involve business before council.”

In the end, the motion lost 5-to-4, meaning the council would not ask him to resign.

Lewis did not speak to reporters. His attorney, Tom Farrell, said the criminal charge would be handled in the courts.

Lewis’ preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 24.

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