Union City Mayor Brian Stack Asks for Change of Venue in Ongoing Simple Assault Case

For the third time, the simple assault charge filed by Secaucus resident Raymond Mitchell against Union City Mayor/State Senator Brian Stack will have to wait another day to be heard in court.

North Bergen Municipal Court indicated that the matter has been adjourned via an email from Court Administrator Heather Luzzi-Miller.

The case was postponed “pending the outcome of a request for a change of venue,” Luzzi-Miller said in the email to Hudson County TV. The hearing was set for 5:30 p.m. today before the change.

The first appearance was scheduled for Jan. 7, then briefly Jan. 14, before the matter was rescheduled for Jan. 28. Stack’s lawyer, Dennis McAlevy, initially delayed the hearing to obtain discovery documents pertaining the case.

McAlevy could not immediately be reached by Hudson County TV on Monday.

Mitchell alleges that Stack choked him at a holiday party at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, which took place on Dec. 14. Stack has since denied the allegation and has stated that he will wait for his date in court to address the situation in detail.