Boston City Councilor and mayoral candidate Tito Jackson apologized to a reporter at WGBH-TV for allegedly grasping her arm and pushing it aside during an interview on Tuesday.
According to the Boston Globe, the incident occurred at a community meeting in Roxbury.
The reporter asked Jackson about his previous job selling pharmaceuticals for Alpharma where one of the drugs he promoted was an opioid painkiller.
Jackson initially said he "guided the reporter's microphone" away from his face but later called the station and apologized to the editor and reporter.
WGBH said it was content with the apology and is not releasing the name of the reporter but she will continue to cover Jackson.