The altercation was caught on video and is available online by clicking here (scroll down to common council meetings and click on the link for the Sept. 23 regular meeting). The commotion happens a few minutes after the hour-mark.
When resident Reginald Johnson was speaking at the podium, Darrell Davis of the Peekskill Committee for Justice began interjecting from the audience. That's when the conflict—which was broken up by police—began.
The two can be heard yelling about taking the conversation outside. Peekskill Police Chief Eric Johansen is seen stepping in. More shouting ensues and after several minutes, the meeting starts up again.
Here's the statement Foster issued Tuesday evening:
“On behalf of the members of the Common Council and the City of Peekskill, I denounce the disruptive behavior that occurred at last night’s council meeting and am in the process of sanctioning the three individuals involved.
Peekskill is a great place to live, work, visit, and enjoy. This kind of behavior is not the norm, and will not be tolerated.”
The city would not specify the consequences of being sanctioned and declined further comment.
Johansen told LoHud.com in this story by Terence Corcoran and Lee Higgins that members of his department are "discussing how to handle things" at future meetings.