Charges of public intimidation against two high school football officials were dropped six days after the pair was arrested during a game following a confrontation with an off-duty police officer working game security.
Referee Jim Radcliffe and linesman Chris Gambino were arrested Oct. 11 following an incident in the third quarter of a playoff game between St. Paul’s and Mandeville high schools.
Six days later, Covington Mayor Mike Cooper held a news conference in which he apologized to the officials and announced he had requested the charges be dropped. District Attorney Walter Reed agreed to do so.
For more details and video of Cooper's news conference: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/10/covington_mayor_mike_cooper_sa.html