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New Brighton City Council Member Arrested

A New Brighton City Council Member’s seat is in question after he was arrested by St. Paul police Monday, reported the Pioneer Press.
David Alan Phillips, 58, was one of nine men ticketed in an ongoing, undercover prostitution sting, according the Pioneer Press.
Mayor Steve Larson said the case was a “disaster? and he didn’t know how the city council would respond to the arrest of Phillips, who was elected to the council last year, reported KARE 11 News.
The citation for engaging in prostitution is a misdemeanor that carries on conviction a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine, reported the Star Tribune.
According to a brief statement the city made, Phillips had not made a decision regarding his council seat, reported the Tribune.
According to the Tribune Mayor Steve Larson said removing Phillips from the council is not an option, but they could take other action like public censure.