Elias Family Cleared

The Elias family of Long Beach got vindication after a court appearance on Tuesday. Misdemeanor simple assault charges against Dr. Louis Elias and his son were dismissed ata  hearing Tuesday morning.

The father, a former Long Beach alderman, and his son, a Long Beach policeman, were charged following an altercation at the Pass Christian Mardi Gras parade in February.

After the judge dismissed three of the five charges, the parties got together, and the other two charges were dropped by the people who filed them.