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Stockbridge mayor ordered to undergo anger management

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The Stockbridge City Council has ordered the mayor to take anger management classes after an outburst at a council meeting earlier this month.

Mayor Tim Thompson is accused of making threats to council member Alphonso Thomas.

According to a police report, Thompson allegedly told Thomas he would "take him to the parking lot and beat his (expletive).”

A resolution passed Wednesday stated the following:

"Members of the city council are concerned that the March 5th, 2015 incident is not an isolated event and that the mayor has engaged in a pattern of abusive bullying, intimidating and threatening behavior toward the members of the city council."

Council members have also called for a formal investigation to determine if the mayor violated any of the city's codes and should be removed from office.

"I vote to send him to anger management first and if he does it again then there's a big problem there, so they probably should find somebody else," said Connie Johnson, a Stockbridge resident.

However, some blame political infighting for the controversy over the mayor.

"I just think there's a lot more underlying issues than what his outburst is," said resident Gary Shelton. "I think that was just the boiling point for him that day, which I think we all have.”

The council ordered Thompson to sign up for anger management classes within 30 days.

The mayor did not return CBS46's call or e-mail requesting a comment.

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