Grantville councilman under fire for use of racial slur
GRANTVILLE, Ga. -
Grantville city councilman Barham Lundy is under fire for his use of the "n-word" in a recorded cell phone video.
"If I did say it, it's okay for me to call him one but you can't call him one," Lundy told FOX 5 reporter Denise Dillon. And this issue has divided the city council.
The video came from a Grantville citizen who taped Lundy using the word while recording police activity on a Grantville street.
The citizen says he doesn't understand why Lundy hasn't been disciplined for his use of the word since, earlier this year, Grantville Police Chief Doug Jordan was suspended and ultimately resigned after similar comments.
"It was an attitude, did you not see the difference," Councilman Johnny Cooks told Dillon. Cooks explained Lundy's casual use of the word.
Grantville Mayor Jim Sells says he doesn't have any authority over the council and cannot step in to mediate this situation.
Some council members are calling for Lundy's resignation, others think he did nothing wrong.
Lundy has no intention of resigning, at this time.
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