Moreno Valley Unified
School District attorney Christopher Keeler explains options board has
to restrict jailed trustee Mike Rios.
In addition to being accused of attempted murder, Moreno Valley
Unified School District board trustee Mike Rios has more recently been
charged with 11 counts of rape and pimping. His colleagues on the board
unanimously agreed this week to censure Rios after the charges surfaced.
The board’s Tuesday meeting was packed with students and parents
seeking his dismissal. Under state law, Rios is allowed to remain on the
board unless convicted of a felony. The board is also seeking a
restraining order to keep Rios off of school district property and has
requested his resignation.
Rios said that he is the target of a political vendetta in a
jailhouse interview with the Riverside Press Enterprise. Rios is being
held in county jail on a $250 million bail and his next court hearing is
set for later this month.