City Council asking state to review Baccus incident
After two hours of private discussion last night, Darlington City Council voted to ask the Governor’s Office and State Ethics Commission to review an incident in which councilwoman Sheila Baccus allegedly used racially charged language in a confrontation with a city police officer.
Council called a special meeting Tuesday night to discuss the Baccus incident, which has resulted in a flood of phone calls to council members and City Hall. The meeting was held at Harmon Baldwin Gym to allow more spectators while still “social distancing.”
Council met in executive session for two hours. Also attending the executive session were Police Chief Kelvin Washington, City Manager Howard Garland and the city’s attorney.
Baccus made no comments during the public portions of the council’s meeting.