Protestor arrested after disrupting A-CC Commission meeting

Last night’s Athens-Clarke County Commission meeting was disrupted by a speaker who had to be taken out of City Hall by Athens-Clarke County Police: Rabbi Camden Pace, after accusing Mayor Kelly Girtz of “child trafficking,” wrestled with an officer who, along with other County officials, put him on the floor. The officer tased Pace and put Pace in handcuffs before taking him out of the Commission chambers.

After Pace’s outburst, Mayor Pro Tem Ovita Thornton, presiding over the meeting in the absence of Mayor Girtz, adjourned the Commission session.

Pace was booked into the Athens-Clarke County jail on a felony count of obstruction of a law enforcement officer and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Athens-Clarke County Commissioners voted last night to reject a developer’s controversial plans for a multi-family town home development in Green Acres, a neighborhood off Barnett Shoals Road on Athens’ east side. Developers had been looking to put in a 28-unit complex. The Commission vote was 7-1.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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