Former New Britain mayoral candidate sentenced to 6 months in jail

Al Mayo

NEW BRITAIN — Former New Britain mayoral candidate  Al Mayo has been sentenced to 6 months in jail.

Mayo had been charged with third-degree assault for assaulting Mayor Erin Stewart in 2015.

Mayo was arrested in August of that year for grabbing Stewart’s arm at a children’s event.

The judge also issued a protective order that bars Mayo from having any contact with Stewart and her family for two years.

Despite this, Mayo will still be allowed to campaign for other offices in the city, but he will have to remain 100 feet away from Stewart while doing so.