TBI investigates Henri Brooks for possible criminal activity - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

TBI investigates Henri Brooks for possible criminal activity

Brooks remains a commissioner. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Brooks remains a commissioner. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)

(WMC) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is collecting evidence and conducting interviews to determine if Henri Brooks engaged in criminal activity.

The TBI's investigation comes after one by Shelby County Attorney Marcy Ingram that said Brooks forfeited her seat because she did not reside at her address in district two, which is where she should had been living since she was elected in 2006.

Starting in mid-May and throughout the entire month of June, Brooks made headlines beginning with seemingly racist comments at a commission meeting. The discussion—caught on camera—started over a bid to a construction company, which employs mostly minorities, for a roof repair on a county building.

After weeks of reaction to those comments, Brooks was arrested following a parking lot incident in which she reportedly yelled racial slurs and dumped water on a woman's head. Brooks surrendered at Jail East and then bonded out on $100 on her assault charge.

Brooks remains a commissioner, and her colleagues will vote no later than July 28 if she will be booted from her seat because of the residency investigation.

The TBI will turn over their findings to Garry Brown.

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