Three days of grinding, grueling testimony, and Ellisville City Council members still haven’t decided what to do with Mayor Adam Paul.
Mayor Adam Paul’s impeachment trial, on stage in a gymnasium packed spectators groaning and chuckling along, now bleeds into Election Day after a six-hour marathon hearing.
At the door sits a metal detector. Inside is an elementary school gymnasium filled with folding chairs which are themselves filled with shouting residents.
A lawyer for Paul argued that the city’s charter is unconstitutional and therefore the impeachment attempt should be grounded.
A judge usually isn’t also part of the prosecution. But then again, the impeachment process for Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul has been anything but usual.
Some of the allegations laid out by City Attorney Paul Martin were that Mayor Paul brought alcohol to city meetings and shared results of closed-door council meetings with others.