An arrest warrant was issued on Monday for a Dallas city councilman who allegedly hit a person on a scooter and then fled the scene.
The news about councilman Kevin Felder began to leak not long after a committee meeting on Monday at Dallas City Hall. When reporters attempted to ask Felder about the warrant, he became involved in some type of altercation in the city hall parking garage.
The Feb. 13 accident happened along Malcolm X Blvd. Felder allegedly hit someone on an electric rental scooter and then had an exchange of words with the man. He left before any first responders could come to the scene. Felder’s attorney said there was no collision between Felder’s vehicle and the scooter, merely an exchange of words.
Reporters and photojournalists at city hall followed Felder through the parking garage, attempting to get a comment from the councilman midday Monday. During this, video shot by FOX4 shows Felder pushing away a microphone from another station’s cameraman and the cameraman falling backward.
The cameraman said he planned to file a complaint against Felder for the incident, but Schulte later said the station would not seek any charge against Felder. It’s not clear if the photojournalist tripped or stumbled on his own or if Felder was responsible. Felder left the garage without speaking to reporters.
FOX4 showed Mayor Mike Rawlings video of the incident. He avoided drawing any conclusions.
“I don't know exactly what happened there, but we have to treat you guys with respect,” Rawlings said to reporters.
Although Felder is charged with accident involving serious bodily injury, the mayor says he can continue to serve on the city council. But Rawlings said if Felder is found guilty, that may be a different situation.
Rawlings said the councilman has not spoken with him about the incident.