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City Clerk In Mount Vernon Injured In Argument With Mayor

Mount Vernon City Hall. Photo Credit: Greg Maker
Mount Vernon City Clerk George Brown sings the national anthem during a 9/11 ceremony in 2014. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Mount Vernon’s city clerk suffered back and leg injuries Tuesday after either falling or tripping while being escorted from a Board of Estimate and Contract meeting by police, according to

City Clerk George Brown was apparently angry that the meeting’s agenda was not prepared on time and was yelling at Mayor Richard Thomas when a city police detective in plainclothes entered the Mayor’s Conference Room and tried to escort Brown out, according to, which reported the incident took place about 10 a.m.

While being escorted from the room, Brown hit the ground, according to, which reported that the city clerk claims to have been pushed by the detective.

The detective denies pushing Brown, according to

Brown, who said he was experiencing back and leg pain after the incident, was taken from City Hall by paramedics, according to

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