Fireworks expected at Monday's county commission meeting

Fireworks expected at Monday's county commission meeting

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Brooks recently filed a lawsuit against the Shelby County Commission, and was granted an injunction. (Photo Source: Henri Brooks, WMC Action News 5) Brooks recently filed a lawsuit against the Shelby County Commission, and was granted an injunction. (Photo Source: Henri Brooks, WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - The Fourth of July is known for fireworks, but you can expect more this Monday when the Shelby County commission meets.

Shelby County Commissioner Terry Roland is upset with chancery court, saying "With all the respect in the world, I think Chancellor Armstrong was wrong."

According to Roland, the Shelby County Commission governs itself and they will consider a resolution to determine if fellow commissioner Henri Brooks moved out of district two; thus vacating her seat.

"We're going to correct our actions Monday. I've been in contact with the county attorney's office," said Roland. "We're going to switch the resolution from a vacancy position to an ouster position."

Henri Brooks' attorney Mike Working says it certainly feels like all of this is being rushed.

"Only people who weren't there could question the validity of that ruling," said Working.

According to Working, Brooks lives in her district and cannot be forced to prove she did not move.

"It's our position that we can't make up a hearing process after the fact, and we hope to be able to sit down like adults and talk about what the next step is," said Working.

Roland says there is only one way for the commission to proceed.

"If the county commission doesn't vote to oust her on this, then it's shame on them as elected officials," said Roland.

Chancellor Kenny Armstrong says he will pay close attention to the commission's actions and intervene on the back-end if necessary.

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