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Police seek supect in assault on Culver City councilman

August 11, 2009 |  7:57 pm


Police were searching this evening for a man who allegedly seriously injured a Culver City councilman during an early morning assault.

Councilman Mehaul O'Leary was assaulted with a deadly weapon about 2 a.m.  Sunday at Joxer Daly's Pub, which he owns, police said. The bar is at Washington and Sepulveda boulevards near the city's trendy downtown.

"His injuries were considered serious," said Capt. Dave Tankenson of the Culver City Police Department.

O'Leary was taken to a hospital. Police did not release details on his current condition other than to say that he was still in the hospital Tuesday evening.

Tankenson identified the suspect as Robert Anthony Singerman, 28, of Los Angeles. Police have issued a warrant for his arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (310) 253-6202.

--Robert J. Lopez

Photo (top) Robert Anthony Singerman. Credit: Culver City Police Department