Tarrant Police Division
An Alabama metropolis councilman accused of utilizing racial slurs was arrested after punching the city’s Black mayor … and it is all on video.
Police in Tarrant, AL simply launched the footage … and cops say the video exhibits Councilman Thomas Bryant punching Mayor Wayman Newton within the face.
There is a bunch of people that cops say noticed the punch, which went down Monday within the Metropolis Corridor parking zone, with witnesses together with the Tarrant Police Division’s personal police chief. Officers arrested Bryant on the scene and took him to jail.
Police say Bryant was initially charged with harassment, however the cost was since upgraded to third-degree assault.
The dispute reportedly arose from a heated assembly inside Metropolis Corridor, the place Bryant challenged the mayor to step down.
Video exhibits the man who took the punch run away earlier than falling to his knees after which getting again up and leaping round.
Bryant’s been accused of racism up to now … simply final 12 months he allegedly referred to a different council member as a “home n*****” throughout a public assembly.