Rep. Holcomb Statement on Burrell Ellis Mistrial

10.21.2014
Scott

Atlanta, GA, October 21, 2014. A mistrial was declared in the case against DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis because the jury could not reach verdicts on any of the 13 charges.

"As a former prosecutor, I respect the jury's decision but I wish we had a verdict - one way or the other. But regardless of this outcome, I know the people whom I represent want to see an end to corruption in county government. We need to move forward and we need to change our policies. There's been more than enough talk about change; now is the time for action. Let's start by reforming our county government and moving away from the elected CEO model," said State Representative Scott Holcomb (D-81). "This trial showed that the elected CEO has a serious conflict of interest. The role places legislative and executive power in the hands of one person and provides too much opportunity for abuse. Across DeKalb, citizens have lost confidence in their county government. Reform is essential to earning back the citizens' trust."



More Articles

Legislative Update

4.27.2021
Staff

Read More »


Newsletter: Update on Voting, Unemployment, and More

10.2.2020

Read More »


2020 Legislative Update

7.3.2020
Rep. Scott Holcomb

The 2020 legislative session was unlike any other. The session adjourned on Friday, March 13, 2020, because of COVID-19. The following Monday, March 16, 2020, the General Assembly returned to the Capitol for a one-day emergency session to concur with Governor Kemp's declaration of a state of emergency. That state of emergency remains in effect. Read More »