Tonight, we begin with the latest developments in the controversy surrounding the Clayton County commissioner who claims to have been drugged. I’m Russ Courtney Bryant, and thank you for joining us. The board has appointed a new vice chair to fill the vacancy left after commissioners voted to replace Felicia Franklin.
Video evidence showed Franklin apparently passed out outside a sports bar called Box. Christopher King is reporting live from Jonesborugh where the board made their decision earlier. Christopher. Yes, Russ Courtney. The board has chosen Demand Davis as the new vice chair, and both the board and voters believe it’s time to move on. Commissioner Felicia Franklin left the Clayton County board meeting quickly and refused to answer any questions.
This was after her fellow commissioners appointed Demand Davis as the new vice chair, a move that Franklin believes was unfair. Resident Margaret Bryant argues that the board should have been more forgiving, as everyone has done something they’re not proud of.
Orlando Gooden says Franklin disappointed the people she represented, claiming she was drunk and not a good representative of the county. Franklin alleges that someone drugged her at the sports bar back in September, but the police found no evidence to support her claim. They released a video showing Franklin, who was then the vice chair, seemingly passed out outside the bar.
The toxicology report confirmed that she had consumed several alcoholic drinks and had cannabis in her system. Chairman Jeff Turner defended the decision to remove Franklin as vice chair, stating that commissioners need to uphold high standards and present themselves in a way that the citizens of Clayton County can be proud of..