Georgia County Commissioner Found Passed Out Outside Sports Bar
Franklin has since been fired from her position following to the incident.
A Georgia County Commissioner is under fire after a video of her in an alleged drunken stupor made rounds on social media. Felicia Franklin, vice chair for Clayton County’s Board of Commissioners, was found passed out outside of a sports bar by law enforcement in September.
In the body cam footage, the ordeal shows Franklin being awakened and helped off the ground by a police officer, surrounded by an unidentified fluid underneath her. After placing her on a nearby bench, Franklin slowly regains consciousness, and two additional men come to her aid and attempt to remove her from the scene. However, their efforts were halted as an ambulance transported her to a local hospital for further evaluation.
“I don’t know what they gave me,” the local official repeatedly cried, yet who she was referring to was not identified.
After being placed in the ambulance, she was documented refusing medical attention through screaming and other means of disruption.
“This is a f–king nightmare,” yelled Franklin amid hysterical screams.
Law enforcement then asked for additional details from a part-time worker who was there at the time.
“She was here with us all night,” shared the employee. “She purchased her own drinks, but she took it back to the bar. She took a couple of sips out of it and said, ‘Something’s not right with this drink.'”
Franklin then became agitated with one of the medical personnel. Despite being told that she was going to jail, the woman remained adamant that she wanted the man away from her.
“I don’t give a f–k. You get him out my face,” expressed the former Commissioner.
Law enforcement found no evidence to back Franklin’s claims that she had been drugged, with only alcohol and cannabis found in her system, as reported by Fox 5. In the aftermath of the incident, she has since been voted out of her position with the Board of Commissioners. However, Franklin has stated that she will run as chairwoman instead in light of her “unlawful” ousting.