News Warrant issued for Councilman Marcus Lundy on assault charge after fight with Mayor William Bell

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    An arrest warrant has been issued for Birmingham City Councilman Marcus Lundy after he and Mayor William Bell were involved in an altercation Tuesday morning.

    A complaint was signed Tuesday night and a warrant was issued on a third-degree assault, according to police. The charge is a class A misdemeanor.

    "Councilman Lundy, like any other citizen, will be given the courtesy to turn himself in at the city jail so the court proceedings can begin," police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards said.

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    A police report released Tuesday afternoon outlined the account Bell gave to officers after the incident: He said he asked Lundy to discuss a "city matter," and Lundy "started cursing him and getting loud." When Bell said he would not stay and listen, Lundy twice pushed the door closed and "grabbed him from behind and put him in a chokehold," Bell said.

    According to the report, Bell told Lundy to stop until two of Lundy's assistants -- Jose Perry and Chris Moseley -- opened the door and pulled the councilman off Bell. Neither Lundy nor his assistants gave a statement to police, saying they needed to consult an attorney first.

    The report said Bell had bruising on his neck and a swollen left knee. He was treated and released from the hospital.

    Lundy has not yet spoken out about the incident, but he will issue an official statement Wednesday, according to a city council news release.

    "Councilor Lundy stands by his statement that he was physically attacked today by Mayor Bell, which resulted in him receiving treatment at a local hospital for a deep three-inch abrasion to his left thigh," the release states. "Councilor Lundy sincerely appreciates the many prayers and well wishes that he and his family have received from the public during this time."

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    Council President Johnathan Austin would not comment on who initiated the conflict, but said Lundy would press charges.

    The incident is indicative of Bell's lack of respect and willingness to cooperate with the council, Austin said.

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