Allan Durray Green is in the midst of a heated court battle, without having
done anything. Green was at the Fannin County Courthouse on March 16
th, in order to testify at his friend’s bond hearing. As the judge
was scrolling through the list of witnesses, he asked who Green was. According
to witnesses, the two investigators who were present for the hearing,
both explicitly used the ‘n-word’ when referring to Green.
Witnesses said that the remarks were said in jest, and that the officers
found the remarks funny.
Officer Early, a McCaysville policeman who was also at the courthouse that
morning, told a local news station that he heard the racial slur multiple
times that morning and that more than one person said it. Early declined
to do an in person interview with the media.
The Fannin County Sheriff made a statement, denying that his men said the
word. The Sheriff also declined an interview, but told a news station
that nothing off color was said that day.
County workers, who have asked to stay anonymous, claimed that nothing
derogatory was said at the courthouse that day, because the officers were
referring to the Green’s street name. However, others said that
the remarks went even further when the Fannin County Judge purportedly
used the word in open court. The judge allegedly was telling a story about
an old black bootlegger, who had a similar name. Other witnesses said
that the context of the stories made the remarks acceptable.
Green is pursuing legal action and has hired The Weinstein Firm, LLC, a
well-known Atlanta based lawyer, to represent him. He believes that the
judges and officer should be chastised for the remarks made in court.
The Judicial Qualifications Commission, an agency that looks into possible
foul conduct committed by Georgia judges, will also be investigating the chase.
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