Tonight, we start with the latest developments in the controversy surrounding the Clayton County commissioner who claims she was drugged. Good evening and thank you for tuning in.
I’m Russ Courtney Bryant. The board has appointed a new vice chair to fill the vacant position left by Felicia Franklin, who was recently replaced by the commissioners after a video showed her apparently passed out outside a sports bar. Christopher King is live in Jonesboroug where the board voted earlier. Christopher? That’s right, Russ Courtney.
The board has appointed Demand Davis as the new vice chair, and both the board and voters believe it’s time to move forward. What do you have to say about being removed? Commissioner Felicia Franklin swiftly exited the Clayton County board meeting and refused to answer our questions after her fellow commissioners removed her from the role of vice chair and appointed Demand Davis.
Many believe this decision was unjust and Margaret Bryant, a concerned resident, believes the board should have been more forgiving, as everyone has made mistakes and it reflects on the county’s image. Orlando Gooden also expressed his disappointment in Franklin, mentioning that she had let down the people she was supposed to represent.
Franklin claims she was drugged at a sports bar in late September, but the police found no evidence to support her assertion. They released a video showing Franklin passed out on the ground outside the bar.
A toxicology report revealed that she had consumed multiple alcoholic drinks and had cannabis in her system. The video spoke for itself. Chairman Jeff Turner defended the decision to remove Franklin as vice chair, stating that commissioners must uphold high standards to represent the citizens of Clayton County and present themselves in a manner that the citizens can be proud of..