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Clarksdale commissioner responds to petition asking him to step down

Buster Moten (Source: Clarksdale Police Department) Buster Moten (Source: Clarksdale Police Department)
CLARKSDALE, MS (WMC) -

Video showing commissioner Buster Moton disrupting a board meeting in Clarksdale now has several calling for his job.

"He was screaming and hollering like a two-year-old," Deacon John Brown said. "He hit his head against the wall like the police did it."

Moton was arrested after the outburst and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

WMC Action News 5 asked Moton if he was drunk during the meeting. He refused to answer.

Members from Operation Help Civil Rights Group said he wasn't drunk.

"They didn't do a breathalyzer, and they didn't do anything. They just assumed it," Wendol Lee said.Moton told WMC Action News 5 several people called his house and threatened his family after the video and his mug shot went viral.

Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett said this incident is one of two times he had to ask Moton to leave the meeting, and he has had enough.

He said he recently received a petition with several hundred signatures on it asking for Moton to be removed from office.The mayor said he has not decided what to do with the petition yet, but said something needs to be done.

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