Troy city manager arrested after alleged domestic assault

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
Brian Kischnick

The city manager of Troy is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted a woman in Clawson on Friday, police say. 

Brian Kischnick was charged Friday with domestic assault and battery, according to the Clawson Police Department. 

The Police Department received calls at 10:21 p.m. on Friday to the 700 block of South Chocolay on reports of Kischnick pushing a woman to the ground. 

Police said at around 10 p.m., Kischnick and the woman got into an argument while returning home in an Uber from dinner. They got out of the vehicle and began walking the sidewalk when,  two witnesses reported, they saw him tackle the woman and when she tried to stand up, he forcefully pushed her again. 

Kischnick was taken to the Troy jail until his arraignment Saturday morning at 52/4 District Court in Troy. Police said he pleaded not guilty. The investigation is ongoing. 

A personal bond was set at $5,000. He was ordered to have no contact with the woman.

In July 2016, Kischnick agreed to reimburse the city $1,000 for repairs caused by an unreported traffic accident involving a city-owned vehicle. 

Kischnick became the city's manager, with an annual salary of $158,105, in November 2012.

Troy Mayor Dane Slater released a statement on the incident, saying: "Immediately upon receiving notification, the Troy City Council started the process to call a Special City Council meeting for the earliest available time, which is Sunday, March 11, 2018 starting at 4 pm in the City Council Board Room."

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