Trial of Flint City Council member starts this week
A Flint city councilman is scheduled to go on trial this week on a charge of disorderly conduct.
Eric Mays has been a controversial figure in Flint politics for years.
Just this year....he’s been kicked out of council meetings twice....for being disruptive...and using profanity and racial slurs.
The court case is tied to an incident last year where a police officer had to remove Mays from a meeting that he refused to leave after other council members voted to eject him.
The city councilman faces jail time and/or a fine if convicted.
The last time he was convicted of disorderly conduct...Mays opted to pay a fine.
Seven years ago, Mays was convicted on an impaired driving charge and served a brief jail sentence.