Fulton Commissioners being sued through considered one of their very own
Commissioner Khadijah asks pass judgement on to halt wrongful movements of County Chairman, fellow commissioners
Today, Fulton County Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman, who’s elected from District 6 at the County’s predominantly Black south facet, filed go well with in Fulton County Superior Court in my view towards her six colleagues for interfering in her talent to constitute constituents, makes an attempt to silence her, for a sham ethics grievance filed towards her, and for the defendants violating their oaths of place of business.
In a grievance, served on the time of this morning’s Commission assembly, Khadijah seeks a restraining order and everlasting injunction in my view and in my opinion towards Chairman Robb Pitts, Vice Chair Liz Hausmann and Commissioners Marvin Arrington Jr., Bob Ellis, Natalie Hall, and Lee Morris. (See grievance connected).
Earlier this 12 months in March, the similar six commissioners unlawfully attempted to fireside Khadijah’s personnel and save you them from working for optional place of business. The Fulton Superior Court issued a restraining order towards their motion, and a Cobb County (visiting) pass judgement on declared the Commissioner’ movements unconstitutional, illegal and “unconscionable,” and made the order everlasting.
More just lately, the Defendant commissioners voted to take away Khadijah’s pieces at the Commission-Meeting agendas that revealed wrongful doing of the Commission referring to disparities in remedy of Black neighborhoods within the City of South Fulton in comparison to enhancements made in White neighborhoods in Fulton County.
Then, simply days in the past, the Defendant commissioners issued Khadijah a stop and desist ordering her not to discuss or publicize movements of the Commission—movements that criminal mavens have opined are public-information subjects, no longer executive-session issues.
“Enough is enough,” stated Commissioner Khadijah. “I have no choice but to ask a fair and independent judge to stop these rogue actions by my colleagues. I don’t know if a commissioner has ever had to sue his/her colleagues, but I will not stand for these officials to continually violate my rights as a citizen and my ability to perform my constitutional duties as an elected official.”
Commissioner Khadijah is represented on this subject through David Betts of Betts and Associates.