An Edwardsville, Kan. city councilman has been on the job scarcely two weeks yet is being investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigations after he reportedly got into a road rage incident with a black female teen and allegedly yelled out multiple slurs.
Kali Chatmon, 17, said Councilman Chuck Stites allegedly called her the N-word and B-word and said ‘go back to Baltimore’ after they nearly collided in their respective cars.
“I’ve never been called that before,” Chatmon told FOX 4
On May 3rd, Chatmon said she was turning onto Kansas Avenue when she spotted a Black Lincoln.
“He had on his signal like he was going to turn right to where I was, so I proceeded to take my right and we almost collided because he continued to go straight,” said Chatmon.
She said despite apologizing, he unfurled a string of profane and racially inflammatory insults at her.
“He was just saying things like go back to Baltimore then he called me a black n—- b—-,” said Chatmon.
The upset teen told her parents. She said they along with her boyfriend spotted the Lincoln at a bar and grill in the 13000 block of Kansas Avenue. That`s where Chatmon said she discovered the driver was Edwardsville councilman Chuck Stites. An employee at the bar and grill told FOX 4 there was an altercation, but didn’t want to comment further.
After trying for a week, FOX 4 finally heard from councilman Stites before a council meeting, who wouldn`t really say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ about the allegations.
“What I`m going to say is that I think it`s all a big misunderstanding, and that it`s being investigated, and I think it would not be appropriate to comment to comment until the investigation is completed. I need to step into the meeting,” said Stites to FOX 4.