PORTAGE — Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer's initial appearance in court turned into a verbal sparring match between La Porte County Prosecutor John Lake and Meer's attorney over who should prosecute the case.

During a brief initial hearing at the North Porter County Government Complex, attorney Scott King entered not guilty pleas for Meer on five felony counts of intimidation, one felony count of official misconduct, and two misdemeanor counts of false informing resulting in a hindrance to law enforcement.

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