December 9, 2013
A Dothan City Commissioner issues a public apology today... To a former Commissioner.
District 1 Commissioner James Reading... Publicly apologized to former commissioner Larry Matthews ... As was agreed on in court Monday.
In August, Reading reportedly grabbed Matthews’ shirt... Resulting in Matthews filing a harassment charge.
At today's city commission meeting... Reading took the floor... And said "I sincerely apologize"... And then proposed an indecent exposure ordinance.
“It's many young men from the waist up their just bare chested from the waist down they've got their pants below their butts and exposing their dirty underwear,” said Reading
The commission agreed to discuss the topic further at subsequent meetings.