Tonight, we start with an update on the controversy surrounding the Clayton County commissioner who claims she was drugged. Good evening, I’m Russ Courtney Bryant. The board has chosen a new vice chair to fill the vacant spot left by the recent replacement of Felicia Franklin.
Christopher King is live in Jonesborrough with the details. Christopher? That’s right, Russ Courtney.
The board has appointed Demand Davis as the new vice chair, and both the board and the voters believe it’s time to move forward. Commissioner Franklin left the Clayton County board meeting without answering any questions after her removal from the role of vice chair. Margaret Bryant, a resident, believes the board should have shown more forgiveness and considered that everyone makes mistakes. Orlando Gooden feels that Franklin let down the people she was supposed to represent and that her behavior reflected poorly on the county. Franklin claims that 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. The toxicology report revealed that she had consumed alcohol and had cannabis in her system. Chairman Jeff Turner defended the decision to remove Franklin as vice chair, stating that commissioners must uphold high standards in order to represent the citizens of Clayton County in a way that they can be proud of..