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A St. Louis council meeting took a turn for the worse when a brawl broke out after a police union official allegedly shoved a woman.

The incident took place last night during a public hearing to create a police review board overseeing the force’s conduct. With about 50 people signed up to speak about the police and the possible board, tension grew – to the point where chairman of the alderman board, Terry Kennedy, lost control.

Jeff Roorda, head of the St. Louis Police Officers Association, called for order in the hall. Kennedy, feeling disrespected, asked for Roorda to sit and said, “You do not tell me my function,” to which Roorda began making his way towards Kennedy, pushing attendee Cachet Currie in the process.

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