An Alabama city councilor accused of using racial slurs was arrested after punching the city’s Black mayor… and it’s all on video.
Police in Tarrant, AL Just Released Footage… and Police Say Video Shows Counselor Thomas Bryante punching mayor wayman newton in the face.
There is a group of people who they say saw Punch, who walked into the parking lot of City Hall on Monday with witnesses including his own police chief from the Tarrant Police Department. Officers arrested Bryant on the spot and took him to jail.
Police say Bryant was initially charged with assault, but the charge was later upgraded to third-degree assault.
The controversy reportedly stemmed from a heated meeting inside City Hall, where Bryant challenged the mayor to step down.
The video shows the man who took the punch and ran before falling to his knees and then getting back up and jumping around.
Bryant has been accused of racism in the past… Last year he allegedly referred to another council member as “House n*****” during a public meeting.