By Charles Kelleher Harris
As soon as Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting was called to order, a motion was made for the board to go into close session in order to discuss “personnel” issues.
After about 45 minutes in a conference room outside the meeting room, the board returned.
Mayor Ted Biggers called the meeting back into open session and then immediately stated that Commissioner Lloyd Austin had a comment to make.
“Most of you know I’ve been in the news recently,” Austin said holding back tears. “I’d like to apologize to the police department. I’m very sorry that they had to come out that time of night.”
Austin is referencing a November 1 incident in which Mint Hill police were dispatched to his home at 10306 Edward’s Place for a noise complaint. […]