CLEVELAND - Ohio Gov. John Kasich has asked a student representative to Cleveland State University's governing board to resign because he was accused of punching a police officer last year.
The Plain Dealer reports that 27-year-old Alexander Butler has not yet responded to the Aug. 14 letter from Kasich's office. His attorney declined to comment.
Butler, who had served in the Army in Iraq, was appointed to a non-voting position on the university's board of trustees in October 2011.
A few weeks after applying, he was stopped for driving erratically. The police report said he punched an officer at the station. He later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was put on probation.
Butler apologized in a letter to Kasich's office in November.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
In the latest twist in the whirlwind world of Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland dishwasher-turned-Internet superstar to be presented with his own statue Friday in Kentucky.
Jail logs continue to provide insight into what's happening inside the jail cell of Ariel Castro and why an inmate had to be moved away from the Cleveland kidnapping suspect.