Tuesday, June 17 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-06-17 13:42:54 GMT
(WMC) - Shelby County's attorney is conducting an investigation into the residency of commissioner Henri Brooks. WMC Action News 5 is working to learn more. Last week, Brooks surrendered herself to JailMore >>
Shelby County's attorney is conducting an investigation into the residency of commissioner Henri Brooks.More >>
Friday, June 13 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-06-13 18:10:55 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis Police Department is investigating Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks for simple assault. WMC Action News 5's Nick Kenney is learning more details about this investigation and willMore >>
The 65-year-old commissioner and juvenile court clerk candidate was booked on a single simple assault charge Thursday.
According to the incident report, Brooks got out of her vehicle, acted irate, yelled racial slurs, and got in a woman's face. More >>
Thursday, May 15 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-05-15 23:26:47 GMT
(WMC) – Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks was caught on camera making seemingly racial comments during Monday's meeting. The discussion started over a bid to a construction company for a roof repairMore >>
Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks was caught on camera making seemingly racial comments during Monday's meeting.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:13:44 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police used a ladder during a suspect search near the airport after he jumped into a drainage ditch. The search took place in an area along Tchulahoma Road. Initial reports were that MemphisMore >>
Memphis police used a ladder during a suspect search near the airport after he jumped into a drainage ditch.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:10:44 GMT
(WMC) - A man is dead after a shooting in a South Memphis neighborhood. Police responded to 1484 Patton Street around 9 p.m. Friday. That is where the victim was found with a gunshot wound. CopyrightMore >>
A man is dead after a shooting in a South Memphis neighborhood.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:05:26 GMT
As the Summer winds down all the College Football Conferences are wrapping up their Media Days with the start of the New Season just about a Month away. Memphis Tigers Head Coach Justin Fuente is gettingMore >>
With American Athletic Conference Media Days coming up July 28th and 29, Memphis Tiger Head Coach Justin Fuente wants his team to be under the radar as it gets ready for the season.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:00:38 GMT
(WMC) - After fears that the water and electricity at Leahy's Mobile Home Park would be shut off next week, Memphis Lights Gas and Water has reached an agreement. The agreement gives the park until AugustMore >>
After fears that the water and electricity at Leahy's Mobile Home Park would be shut off next week, Memphis Lights Gas and Water has reached an agreement.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC) - Methodist University Hospital confirms that Henri Brooks resigned from her job at the hospital.
The Shelby County commissioner worked as a community, government researcher specialist with its Congregational Health Network (CHN). She has worked with the hospital since 2006.
Fellow commissioner Terry Roland filed a formal challenge to all Brooks' votes until the county attorney can verify if Brooks lives in the district she represents.
It's a seat that may be vacated immediately if she does not, but Brooks is term-limited. She will be out of office within months anyway.
She is currently on the ballot running for Juvenile Court Clerk, and there is nothing stopping her.
"We're not going to step in and say, 'Oh, you can't run anymore,'" said Shelby County Election Commission Chairman Robert Meyers. "Essentially once we've certified the ballot, we've lost the ability to make any real changes."
Meyers explained that neither a pending legal case nor questions about this address matter for her eligibility is a factor in the August 7 election.
"Typically those rules for county offices just require you live in the county, and the fact that your address is perhaps not listed correctly on your petition is not going to create a lot of heartburn for us," he said.
Brooks did not answer WMC Action News 5's call for comment. Her attorney declined comment.
No one was around at the address listed on a police incident report and on her filing documents with the Shelby County election commission. The front yard is bare just one day after sporting Brooks' campaign sign.
Her opponent and current juvenile court clerk Joy Touliatos declined an interview through a spokesman, who said, "We're going to pass for right now. We're just going to let it go."
A third candidate is in the race, Independent Morrie E. Noel.
The Shelby County attorney's office says it expects to present a finding on its investigation to the Shelby County commission within a couple of weeks.
Also, Brooks made headlines when she made controversial comments about "minority contractors" during a commission meeting.
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Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:23:15 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:23 GMT
(WMC) - A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week. Tonight, one of them remains missing. The other resident is hospitalized. TheMore >>
A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:49:54 GMT
(WMC) – It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor! Back-to-school haircuts As the kids get closer toMore >>
It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor!More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:01:23 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police took a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy recruit into custody Thursday afternoon at a training academy. Hunter Queen, 24, was booked into jail around 4 p.m., but his charges remainMore >>
Memphis police arrested a deputy recruit at the Shelby County sheriff's training academy Thursday after an investigation revealed he could be the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run. More >>