Woman assaults staffer after denied meeting with council member

Woman assaults staffer after denied meeting with council member

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A woman looking to speak with a member of the city council was arrested after a she was told a meeting would not be possible.

Tamisha Bickham, 38, walked into New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office just before 2 p.m. Monday demanding a meeting with Councilwoman Susan Guidry.

A 43-year-old city hall staffer turned Bickham away after the conversation. She was then struck by Bickham with a stone-based lamp and accused of lying, according to police

A fight ensued between the staffer and Bickham. The staff member suffered injuries to her head and neck as well as bruises to her body.

According to the NOPD gist, Bickham smashed pictures, a chair and a coat rack.

Bickham suffered an injury to her neck. She was charged with aggravated battery and criminal damage to property. Both were taken to a local hospital, but there was no further word on their condition.

Bickham told a judge Tuesday morning that she is involved in a corruption case and that is why she wanted to see Guidry.

A judge appointed a public defender to Bickham's case. Her bond was set at $20,000 for aggravated battery and $5,000 for criminal damage to property.

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