SOUTH FULTON, Ga. - South Fulton Police have launched an investigation after a city council debate over the name of a football field sparked a fierce argument between two city council members.
The incident took place at Tuesday night’s South Fulton city council meeting.
Councilwoman Helen Willis alleges she was threatened with a taser by fellow Councilwoman Rosie Jackson.
Video of the council meeting which shows the two councilwomen arguing.
South Fulton’s Police Chief says he got a call about the confrontation almost immediately.
Police Chief Keith Meadows told FOX 5’s Aungelique Proctor, “I was made aware of an allegation between 2 city councilwomen. It is my understanding that during the incidents there were some threats that were potentially made.”
Chief Meadows said his department will try to determine exactly what happened and if Councilwoman Jackson threatened Councilwoman Willis.
Meadows said, “We want to make sure that there is a fair and impartial investigation.”
Once the police investigation is complete, the department will turn over its findings to the office of Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard to determine if criminal charges will be filed.
Willis told FOX 5 she has been instructed not to talk about the incident.
On Thursday, an assistant to Jackson told FOX 5 the councilwoman will address the issue Saturday morning at the unveiling of Old National Park.