NR 16-39 Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Individual Disrupting School Board Meeting
On May 24, 2016, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 48-year-old Constantine Paterakis, Melbourne, for Disrupting a School Function, and Resisting an Officer Without Violence.
During a regularly scheduled Brevard County School Board meeting, Paterakis began to use inappropriate language during a public forum and after the School Board made several requests for him to discontinue this language, School Board Security requested Paterakis discontinue and leave the meeting. When Paterakis refused, Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies were asked to have Paterakis leave the building.
Paterakis then refused several lawful orders to leave the premises by uniformed Deputies. In further effort to intentionally refuse the orders, Paterakis protested by dropping to the ground and continued verbally disrupting the function of the School Board meeting. Deputies were then forced to carry Paterakis out of the building. Only after Paterakis was taken into custody and removed from the building was the School Board meeting able to resume.
Paterakis was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held on a $1,000 bond.
For additional information regarding this release, please contact Corporal Dave Jacobs at (321) 747-9780.