Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Kieth was removed from the council’s finance committee and had a travel request denied on Thursday during his first full council meeting since being arrested and accused of shoplifting from local Walmarts.
Some offered encouragement and prayer while others tried to claim Keith was the victim of a racially-motivated arrest.
"I didn’t come here to discuss anything. That's what court is for. What I've owed you is accountability, and I will never be distracting from the business of this great city.”
On Thursday, the Huntsville City Council voted to keep any future medical marijuana dispensary within the city’s medical district.
The Huntsville City Police Department has new leadership after the city council approved the appointment of Kirk Giles to take over as police chief despite some objections from council members.