- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) - A Fairfield County councilman says he called for law enforcement help because he felt threatened by three people asking him questions before a meeting.

WIS reports (https://bit.ly/1SnwQme ) Councilman Kamau Marcharia called the Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies. Marcharia says on a 911 recording the three were posing questions and demanding information.

Marcharia says he felt threatened and referred other questions to the county attorney.

Bob Carrison, Jeff Schaffer and Beth Jenkins say they arrived before the planned start of a closed-door meeting to urge council members to pick a good county administrator after their private discussions.

South Carolina Press Association attorney Jay Bender says it’s illegal to remove citizens from a meeting before the council voted to go into executive session.

Sheriff Will Montgomery says the three weren’t charged.


Information from: WIS-TV, https://www.wistv.com

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