The city of Aberdeen has denied a taxicab license to a man charged with manslaughter in another man's death last year.
Bradley Quist has pleaded not guilty to felony manslaughter in the May 2015 death of 61-year-old Ronald Witchey, who authorities say died from blunt-force trauma to the face and head.
Quist applied for a cab driver's license, telling the City Council on Monday that "I need a job" and that he had once run a trucking company.
Police Chief Dave McNeil told the council that he thought giving Quist a license would not be in the interest of public safety, due to Quist's criminal history.
Quist unsuccessfully argued to the council that he has "good moral character."