This is the moment Georgia County Commissioner Felicia Franklin was found unconscious outside a sports bar by officers in September, followed by her unruly behavior as medics attempted to provide care.
Franklin was found lying on the ground by emergency services and taken to hospital in an ambulance in extreme distress. Body camera footage shows how emergency responders had to deal with her screaming, combative nature and apparent intoxication.
In the days after the incident, she said she was given a date-rape drug, saying she had a “very personal and disturbing experience.”
But police have contradicted her story, saying there was no sign of the drug in her system and that she tested positive for alcohol and cannabis instead.
Video of an interview with police a few days after the incident shows officers telling Franklin they had evidence she had consumed five drinks, despite her claims that she had only had a glass of wine and a cocktail.
Commissioner Felicia Franklin was found unconscious on the street by officers in September
She replied, “I didn’t have five drinks… I had five drinks? I don’t remember having five drinks.’
When police showed her the bar’s receipt, she said, “I didn’t even order food, other people had this, I didn’t drink that.”
She has been removed from her role as vice chair of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners after the incident came to light. But she remains an elected official for the county.
Franklin was voted out of her position as vice chairman in late October
Franklin had attended an event on the evening of September 29, when police found her unconscious on the ground outside the 404 Sports Bar and Grill, in Morrow., Georgia.
Police bodycam footage shows her screaming and crying, at one point shouting “I don’t know what they gave me” before she starts swearing at emergency services.
Staff had to strap her to an ambulance bed and restrain her hands as she became increasingly violent.
At other times she would shout at them to ‘get the f*** out of my face’ and ask them to get her mother.
After the video emerged, Franklin was voted out of her position as vice chairman on October 23, with Chairman Jeff Turner saying: ‘The video spoke for itself. What more can we say?
“We represent the citizens of Clayton County, and we need to make sure we present ourselves in a way that our citizens will be proud of us.”
Franklin reportedly called the move illegal during the meeting to vote her out, and said she would run for the seat of board chair.
Franklin said on Facebook at the time: “Medical professionals believe I was drugged with a GHB pill, commonly known as the “date rape pill,” and this incident has shocked me to my core.
The police checked her identity card to find out who she was
They had to help her off the floor and onto a stretcher
“I will work closely with authorities to ensure justice is served, and I will also advocate for better security measures at events like these.”
“No one should have to go through what I went through, and I want to thank you all for your support during this challenging time.”
But Sergeant Scott Stewart of the Morrow Police Department told Fox 5, “We found no evidence to support that she was in fact drugged with GHB.”
They said they watched a video of Franklin walking into the 404 Sports Bar & Grill alone and ordering several drinks.
They added: ‘She probably drank 3.5 drinks out of 4 drinks, and then a swig of beer.’
Investigators said they could find no evidence that anyone had tampered with her drinks and claimed a toxicology report found cannabis in her system.
She was in a state of extreme distress and verbally abused officers
Stewart said: ‘She refused a blood test, but she did undergo a urinalysis, which turned up positive for cannabinoids, also known as cannabis.’
The 404 Sports Bar and Grill shared a statement saying, “We assure you that the safety and well-being of our customers has always been and will remain our top priority.
“The recent police investigation was an unfortunate and unforeseen event, but we are grateful for the quick response and thorough investigation conducted by the authorities. We are pleased to inform you that the matter has been resolved.’
DailyMail.com reached out to Clayton County and Franklin for comment.