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Brawl video shows heated Utica councilmen fight, but what's next?

In the video, Marino and DiBrango are seen in what appears to be a heated exchange.

Posted: May 1, 2019 12:54 PM
Updated: May 1, 2019 5:27 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The investigation is complete, the findings public and the video of that heated Utica Common Council Finance Committee meeting is also public – and WKTV has that video.

The investigation, carried out by an outside vendor the city's used before, found that three common council members – Joe Marino, Frank DiBrango and Jack LoMedico, violated the city's workforce violence prevention program and/or polices set forth in the employee handbook.

In the video, Marino and DiBrango are seen in what appears to be a heated exchange, Utica Police Chief Mark Williams and Deputy Chief Ed Noonan both got between them, trying to keep them apart.

The report states that law enforcement believed that if they were not there to intervene, punches would have been thrown between the two men.

The investigation found violations, but now what? It's in the common council's hands.

WKTV plans to talk with President Michael Galime, about what the options are. Also plan to talk with Marino and LoMedico, and are still waiting to hear back from DiBrango.

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