Macon city council member Larry Schlesinger says a lawyer intentionally bumped into him after the last meeting of the police and fire pension board.
He says Bob Lovett, the attorney hired by the pension board, hit him with his torso, then got into a verbal argument with him.
During Thursday night's session, Schlesinger read a statement that said, "Mr. Lovett's physically aggressive behavior towards me, a client of his own firm, was undoubtedly inappropriate, unquestionably unprofessional, and more akin to the conduct of a playground bully than of the fine upstanding attorney that he reports to be."
Schlesinger continued his statement to the pension board by calling for Lovett's dismissal or resignation. Lovett made no response but later denied the incident and refused to comment further.
Throughout the rest of the meeting, discussion centered around a system actuary and auditor.
Council members Schlesinger and Frank Tompkins say they needed more details on the cost before giving their approval.
Schlesinger quoted figures saying the pension board spent over $150,000 more than last year on administrative costs and urged the board to rethink their spending habits.
He waved a red shirt in the air while saying, "I am telling the police and fire pension retirees that this board is spending money that should be going into your pocket and in increasing ways."
The group approved a system actuary, but failed to agree on an auditor.
Board member Jim Hartley says an auditor is necessary to make sure both the board and the city of Macon are handling the funds of the pension correctly.
He says he plans to continue pushing for an outside audit, instead of the one conducted every year by the city.
"The closer we get to gaining approval to have it done, the more sideshows that you see, and that's what you saw here tonight. It's going to continue to become more of a circus atmosphere as we get closer to the truth," says Hartley.
A city attorney was not present at Thursday's meeting, which Tompkins says is a requirement. He asked to reschedule the meeting for another time, but other members voted to continue.
Tompkins could not explain what the consequences could be or how it could affect the decisions passed in the session.