Georgia's black elected officials will be meeting in Savannah this weekend. The meeting kicks off with a news conference this afternoon. The indictment of Rep. Tyrone Brooks overshadows the group's annual get-together. Brooks has led the more than 1,000-member Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials for 20 years.
It has been exactly two weeks since a grand jury handed down a federal indictment against State Representative Tyrone Brooks, D-Atlanta. But Gov. Nathan Deal’s office has not received a certified copy of the indictment. Deal can’t appoint a commission to review whether Brooks can remain in elected office until he receives the document.