DA won't charge Falmouth School Board member

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FALMOUTH — The Cumberland County district attorney will not pursue a complaint filed against a Falmouth School Board member.

Frequent town government critic Michael Doyle filed an assault charge against the board member, Andrew Kinley, in August. Doyle claimed Kinley touched him against Doyle’s will during a School Board retreat Doyle was attending as a spectator.

Kinley admitted he touched Doyle’s arm when he asked Doyle to sit down in the seating provided for the public, rather than standing near the board members with his video camera.

Doyle said Kinley’s story was a lie, and that the video he made of the incident would prove he was right.

The Falmouth Police Department said it submitted all the evidence it had in the incident to the district attorney’s office. The DA last week declined to file criminal charges against Kinley.

Doyle still has the option of a civil lawsuit. Neither he nor Kinley responded to requests for comment.

Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or eparkhurst@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.