Councilman La’Shadion Shemwell

Credit: City of McKinney, TX

McKinney City Council Votes To Censure Councilman La’Shadion Shemwell

May 24, 2018 - 6:03 am

MCKINNEY (1080 KRLD) - The McKinney City Council has censured a councilman after a controversial arrest.

The council voted 6-1 to censure Councilman La’Shadion Shemwell for his actions after he was pulled over recently for speeding. 

Police reports show Shamwell was arrested after police say he refused to sign the ticket.

Shemwell claimed at the time that he was racially profiled. 

Shemwell apologized for his actions that day saying he was frustrated with what he felt was an unfair traffic stop.

McKinney's Mayor says he believes Shemwell has the character to overcome what he called a mistake.