Dance Ordinance upheld: Judge finds party in violation of city law

A judge has made a ruling in a case that sparked controversy about a so-called dance ordinance.

Posted: Jun 15, 2018 3:27 PM
Updated: Jun 15, 2018 5:51 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A judge has made a ruling in a case that sparked controversy about a so-called dance ordinance.

The judge found Kemi Williams in violation of city code.

We've introduced you to her husband, Tommy Williams.

LINK | IT'S MY PARTY, I CAN DANCE IF I WANT TO: OFFICIALS CLARIFY DANCE PERMIT ORDINANCE

He raised concerns that the ticket was unfair.

Tommy Williams said they were hosting his birthday party when an officer cited his wife.

Officers said Willams opened the party up to the public, had a DJ, and did not have security.

Police told us a person needs a permit if the event is open, or admission is being charged.

LINK | THPD ENFORCE DANCE PERMIT ORDINANCE

A judge will decide a punishment in August.

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