Democrat allegedly found passed out drunk in city street
A Georgia Democrat lawmaker, who was recently fired from her position after a video was released of her screaming at medical professionals who allegedly found the lawmaker passed out drunk near a sports bar, is suing the county for firing her.
Felicia Franklin, Former Clayton County Board of Commissions Vice Chair, recently told Daily Mail that she is filing the lawsuit for wrongful termination of her employment after she was fired by a unanimous vote from county officials due to video footage recorded by police body cameras that showed her yelling at medics and hitting an EMT in September.
Franklin told Daily Mail that she is filing a lawsuit because she believes she was drugged. On Oct. 1, Franklin also released a statement on Facebook, saying, “It is believed by medical professionals that I was drugged with a GHB pill, more commonly known as the ‘date rape pill,’ and this incident has shaken me to my core.”
She added, “I will be working closely with authorities to ensure that justice is served, and I will also be advocating for improved safety measures at events like these.”
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Despite Franklin’s claims, Morrow Police Department Sgt. Scott Stewart told Fox 5, “We have found no evidence to support that she was in fact drugged with GHB.” Stewart suggested that Franklin “probably” had “three and a half, four drinks” before having “a swig of beer.”
The police department has alleged that Franklin drank three drinks called “that’s a home run,” which consisted of 40-proof Grand Mariner and Hennessy, as well as a glass of wine, and a “swig” of another person’s beer, according to Fox 5.
According to The New York Post, video footage shows how Franklin was found passed out and lying on the ground near the bar when police arrived at the scene. The video footage shows police officers lifting the unconscious Franklin onto a stretcher before she regained consciousness and started screaming, swearing at local medics, and crying.
Franklin was recorded shouting, “I don’t know what they gave me.” At one point in the video, she can be seen hitting an EMT in the ambulance and demanding that the EMT “get the f-ck out of my face.”
Despite a police officer warning Franklin that she was “about to go to jail,” Franklin insisted, “I don’t give a f-ck, get him out of my face.”