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Monroe councilmember says she was exhausted and in need of rest when police responded to disturbance call



MONROE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Monroe councilwoman Angelia James suggests the individual law enforcement encountered on September 9 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites was an fatigued and stressed woman who required relaxation.

She’s viewed the films of that evening produced by law enforcement and claims it was out of character for her. After seeing the video, James explained, “The Angelia James that you observed on FOX, that ya’ll performed, that wasn’t me, that was not me that is a individual that you noticed that was fatigued. That required some relaxation.”

James suggests she bought up early on September 9, she went to order a residence, took her son to faculty, and handled metropolis enterprise.

Monroe police responded to the hotel for a disturbing the peace phone. James mentioned God explained to her there was a felon who wanted to be arrested in the resort.

“I was fatigued that working day,” James extra. “So, I apologize if I offended everyone, if I stated everything out of character that was unprofessional mainly because that was not me. I humbly apologize and we all make faults due to the fact we are human.”

Angelia James says people who know her, understood the conduct was out of character. She also understands a council member are unable to hearth officers, but feels some officers escalated the scenario.

In the times pursuing, metropolis leaders instructed Angelia James she analyzed good for COVID-19, but she does not try to remember using the examination. Police bodycam footage does present a nurse administering the test.

“Wherever the outcomes at,” requested James. “I am hoping to find them. I have nevertheless to see individuals final results.”

So, James obtained tested again and the benefits arrived back damaging.

“I am requesting my hospital information,” added James. “Due to the fact I failed to give no person authorization to shoot me, to do a COVID take a look at or nothing.”

The councilwoman believes political foes are taking gain of a weak moment due to the fact of a mayoral debate on September 6. She also says this incident will not stop her from running for business.

“It tends to make me go more challenging and I enjoy my supporters,” extra James.

A city spokesperson claims the incident is beneath investigation, and so significantly, no rates have been submitted from Angelia James.

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