Council president Paris' day in court delayed

Macon Municipal Court proceedings on misdemeanor charges against City Council President Miriam Paris have been pushed back to next month.

Paris, who was originally scheduled to appear in court Monday, was granted a continuance on charges that she failed to restrain her dog and resisted or interfered with a police officer, according to the court. The accusations, which did not result in arrest, stem from an incident that grew out of an apparently ongoing disagreement between Paris and her U.S. Postal Service worker about the council president’s dogs.

On May 9, the postal worker flagged down a Macon police officer to complain that one of Paris’ dogs had been chasing her. When the police officer confronted Paris about the complaint, she was, according to his report, not especially cooperative.

Paris has said she is one of a growing number of residents who have been “mishandled” by the police department.

The council president’s new court date is Aug. 7.