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State Attorney’s Office won’t prosecute Cape man

By Staff | Aug 18, 2011

The State Attorney’s Office decided not to prosecute a Cape Coral man accused of battering a code compliance officer last year.

Uri Aminov, 56, of 1955 S.E. 31st St., was arrested and charged with one count of battery on a code inspector while performing duties in August. The owner of a building in the Cape Industrial Park, Aminov was accused of chest bumping the officer during a routine inspection of a business at his building.

In February, the state nolle prossed – did not prosecute – the case. The state did so at the “request of the victim,” according to court documents.

Assistant State Attorney Frank Pauzar III handled the case.

It was unknown Thursday whether Aminov had an attorney.

Following Aminov’s arrest, Cape police officials reported that the code compliance officer was conducting the inspection when Aminov arrived and the officer tried to explain about some leak problems that he discovered.

When the officer pointed out the leaks, Aminov reportedly approached the officer aggressively and bumped chests with him. As the officer exited the building, Aminov reportedly stayed close to him, yelled and used profanity.

Aminov at the time claimed that he asked the officer to put everything in writing so he could fix the problems, and the officer began shouting at him. He said they shouted at each other, but there was never physical contact.

Aminov also said the officer refused to provide his information.

He later went to the police department to file a complaint.

Police officials reported that the officer and his supervisor had already contacted police and were discussing what occurred when Aminov arrived. Aminov allegedly became agitated and raised his voice at the employees.

At that point he was taken into custody by police and charged.