A jury was selected Tuesday for the misdemeanor battery trial of former Fresno City College instructor Brian Calhoun, who is accused of fighting with a female student.
Opening statements in the Fresno County Superior Court criminal trial will begin around 9 a.m. Wednesday in Judge Denise Whitehead's courtroom.
The battery charge stems from a March 22 confrontation Calhoun had with 20-year-old student Kevynn Gomez.
She was in a Chicano-Latino Studies class that had a substitute instructor who was late in handing out an exam. Calhoun, 69, a former Fresno City Council member, was unhappy because he was supposed to teach a class in the room, but it still was occupied, according to a police report of the incident.
Both sides have given conflicting statements about what happened next. Calhoun, however, was charged with battery and later the State Center Community College District board fired him.
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