A jury has found San Leandro businessman Dan Dillman guilty of resisting arrest, battery upon a peace officer and interfering with an investigation in a trial stemming from a confrontation with two lawmen outside his Bal Theater in October 2010.
A spokesperson for the Alameda County District Attorney's office, which prosecuted Dillman, said the charges could carry a sentence ranging between probation and two years in county jail.
The trial in Hayward Superior Court .
Sentencing is set for April 23. The businessman has remained free throughout the process.
Dillman said Wednesday that justice wasn't done and vowed to ask that the verdict be set aside, continuing to maintain that he was the victim, not the aggressor, in the confrontation with two plainclothes, Alameda County Sheriff's personnell that led to the charges.
"There were so many things that restricted the jury from getting the facts," said Dillman, who has also in a $15 million civil lawsuit in federal court.
The precipitating incident behind the criminal and civil trials occurred on October 12, 2010, when Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Michael D. Carroll and Detective Terrence H. Montigue were questioning a witness who happened to be doing some sign work at the Theater.
Undisputed is the fact that they were in plain clothes and driving a regular car.
The central issue is whether they adequately identified themselves as peace officers -- Dillman says no -- or whether the businessman interfered in their duties after being warned off and had to be arrested.
The jury found on behalf of the officers in the criminal trial.
In seeking to reverse the criminal verdict, Dillman said he will assert, among other things, that the jury was not allowed to hear the full recording of the 911 call that his family members made as they watched, from inside the Bal, as he was taken down on the sidewalk outside.
To listen to that entire 911 recording click here.
The county is not Dillman's only adversary. The businessman has also been fighting San Leandro City Hall about l.
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