Brigham City mayor accused of assaulting councilwoman

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jun 14, 2013

BRIGHAM CITY — Brigham City police said a member of the City Council contacted them after Mayor Dennis Fife allegedly assaulted her.

The alleged incident happened after a heated discussion in a Box Elder County Commission meeting.

Councilwoman Ruth Jensen reported that Fife grabbed her by the arm and held her in place while yelling at her, according to a press release from the Brigham City Police Department.

An investigation will be conducted by an outside police agency with legal review by an independent law firm.

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