[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1376970190&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4232117&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1376970190 type=script]FAIRFIELD, Ala. (WIAT)- A special called meeting Thursday in Fairfield turned heated when an exchange between Mayor Kenneth Coachman and City Council President Darnell Gardner turned volatile. “Mr. Gardner threatened to ‘kick my a**’ and I quote,” said the mayor after Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. “Then, later on he said he would, ‘take my a** outside and do me in,’ or something to that effect.”
Mayor Coachman filed a warrant against Gardner after the meeting, claiming he was worried about his family’s safety. Gardner was not present at Tuesday’s meeting.
The City Council as a whole feels the exchange was out-of-line. Councilman Primus Mack says they can disagree on issues, but need to remain civil. “It just got a little out of hand, a little disrespectful,” said Mack. “We just have to respect one another. When one of us looks bad, we all look bad.”
Mayor Coachman is calling for Gardner to resign from his position. The city council chose not to comment on that topic Tuesday.