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Hillsboro Replaces mayor after previous one resigned following confrontation with officer

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Dennis Bradley. Credit: KMOV Dennis Bradley. Credit: KMOV

HILLSBORO, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- The City of Hillsboro has officially replaced their mayor.

The Board of Alderpersons chose Alderman Joe Phillips to replace embattled mayor Dennis Bradley.

Bradley resigned last month after being thrown in handcuffs, due to him allegedly poking and threatening a Jefferson County Deputy.

READ: Hillsboro mayor claims wrongful arrest following confrontation with officer

Bradley reportedly confronted the officer as he was leaving the gas station. Bradley began yelling at the officer and challenged him to a physical confrontation, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Bradley told News 4 by phone, "I pointed my finger and tapped him on his flak jacket. I wasn't trying to do him bodily harm."

The mayor and officer have a history with each other as the officer reportedly arrested a Bradley's son for DUI in 2014. Reportedly this is not the first time Bradley has confronted the officer.

It all ended with Bradley being pepper sprayed.

However he says his resignation is over differences with the Hillsboro City Council.

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