By Talia Kaplan

ELLISVILLE, Mo. (KSDK) - A local mayor facing impeachment is fighting back by releasing the results of a polygraph test.

The polygraph administrator says no deception was indicated when Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul took the test.

Paul has been accused of everything from overreaching his authority to drinking and swearing on the job. However, the accusations of drinking and swearing were dropped Wednesday night.

The city attorney told the council that he had been advised that drinking and swearing aren't impeachable offenses.

The mayor's supporters believe this is really about a long contested fight over a new Walmart. They think council members want to kick Mayor Adam Paul out of office before they are up for re-election in a few weeks.

Mayor Paul denied any wrong doing and took the polygraph to prove it. Hechallenged members of the Ellisville City Council to each take a polygraph test.

At present, Paul is serving a 45-day suspension and is facing a trial on March 27.

NewsChannel 5 reached out to the city attorney's office, but our calls were not returned.

Members of the Ellisville City Council either did not return our phone calls or refused comment.

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