Turner appointed to county board
Updated: September 3, 2014 at 6:35 pm
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A community leader arrested Monday after distributing political fliers near a Moral Monday Labor Day rally was appointed to a county board on Tuesday evening.
Ty Turner, who Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) officials say was breaking a city ordinance prohibiting the distribution of handbills on vehicles, was arrested by CMPD officers on Monday. Turner’s interactions with police have been questioned by community members, and a press conference is scheduled Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church.
On Tuesday evening, Turner was appointed by county commissioners to the Mecklenburg County Domestic Violence Advisory Board.
Turner, who is openly gay, was a candidate in this spring’s primary for the North Carolina Senate’s District 40 seat. He lost the primary race to lead opponent Joyce Waddell.
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