Nearly five months after the incident, Ogdensburg officials have obtained video footage of the alleged physical confrontation between the mayor and a now-former city fire captain that led to the mayor being charged with harassment. It’s alleged that as Mayor Jeffrey M. Skelly was walking into City Hall that night to attend a special City Council meeting called to pass the city’s 2021 budget, he pushed former city Fire Capt. Gerald H. Mack to the ground. Mr. Mack was suspended from the city fire department at the time, pending an investigation for disciplinary reasons, according to City Manager Stephen P. Jellie. Mr. Mack has since retired from the fire department. This video was obtained via a FOIL request from the state Office of Court Administration submitted by the city and shared with the Times.

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