Alabama mayor withdraws complaint after fight at city hall
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama mayor has withdrawn his complaint against a city council member after a fight at city hall that left both men hospitalized with minor injuries.
Birmingham Mayor William Bell said in a statement Wednesday night that he was withdrawing his complaint against councilman Marcus Lundy for the good of the city.
Bell and Lundy got into the fight while a council meeting was in session.
Bell told police that Lundy got angry with him during a closed-door meeting outside council chambers and put him in a choke hold as he tried leaving the room.
The commotion could be heard from council chambers and the meeting ended early.
Bell’s spokeswoman April Odom distributed a municipal court filing showing that a warrant for Lundy’s arrest has been withdrawn. Lundy was accused of assault.