Georgiana mayor signs resolution for investigation into his affairs

Published: Nov. 1, 2016 at 2:00 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 1, 2016 at 10:28 AM CDT
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GEORGIANA, AL (WSFA) - At a special council meeting on Monday night, Georgiana Mayor Jerome Antone signed Town of Georgiana Resolution 2016-11. The resolution requests an external investigation by the Attorney General's Office of the State of Alabama into allegations made against Antone by resigned police officers.

The document Antone signed is the third draft of the resolution. The first draft included complaints of "verbal abuse" by the mayor to city employees and residents, restrictions placed on the police department by the mayor and the mayor requesting services from the police department that were "unrelated
to City business."

The second draft excluded the residents from the allegations of verbal abuse.

The third and final draft did not include any of the verbal abuse allegations. City officials stated that verbal abuse and harassment are "political matters" and are not illegal, which is why they were taken out.

Antone stated,on Monday afternoon that he was not ready to sign the documents because they accused him of doing things he hadn't done. Yet, the final draft he signed was the same document he received last Thursday.

Antone also said he hasn't done anything wrong, and he wants things to move forward for the town.

City officials said they don't know exactly when the investigation will take place, but the request has officially been completed.

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