Closed-Door Commissioner Meeting In Mercedes Under Investigation After Threats


An alleged fight during a closed-door commissioners’ meeting in Mercedes is now under investigation by police. The city commission held a meeting Tuesday to discuss possible candidates for its city manager position.

The Monitor reports that the five-hour meeting became contentious, resulting in threats and cursing. At least one member of the commission says another commissioner challenged him to a fight. The Mercedes Police Department says a report was filed, but the case was turned over to the Texas Rangers.

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