Tonight, we start with new developments in the controversy surrounding the Clayton County commissioner who claims to have been drugged. Thank you for joining us, I’m Spencer Courtney Bryant. board has appointed a new vice chair after recently voting to replace Felicia Franklin.
Christopher King is live in Jonesborugh where the board made their decision earlier. Christopher? That right, Courtney. The board has chosen Demand Davis as the new vice chair.
Both the board and voters believe it time to move forward. What do you have to say about being removed? Commissioner Felicia Franklin quickly left the Clayton County board meeting and refused to answer our questions after her fellow commissioners appointed Demand Davis as the new vice chair, following their decision to remove Franklin from the role.
Margaret Bryant, a resident, believes this move was unjust and unfair. She thinks the board should have been more forgiving towards someone who hasn’t done anything that brings shame to their position as representatives of the people. Orlando Gooden agrees and feels that Franklin let down the citizens with her actions. Franklin claims that someone drugged her at a sports bar in late September, but law enforcement found no evidence to support her assertion.
They released a video showing Franklin, then the vice chair, apparently passed out on the ground outside the bar. Police discovered that Franklin had consumed several alcoholic drinks and had cannabis in her system according to a toxicology report.
The video speaks for itself. What more can we say? Chairman Jeff Turner defended the decision to remove Franklin as vice chair, stating that commissioners must hold themselves to high standards in order to properly represent the citizens of Clayton County. He emphasized the importance of presenting themselves in a way that their constituents can be proud of..