Public Lewdness Charge Against Selma City Councilman Dismissed
The case against a Selma city councilman — accused of urinating on a city street — has apparently been thrown out by a judge.
Ward 5 Councilman Sam Randolph was arrested and charged with public lewdness — back in May of last year.
Randolph denied the charge — and pleaded not guilty.
He claimed his arrest was politically motivated because he was a vocal critic of the mayor — and former police chief Spencer Collier.
Randolph’s attorney — Faya Rose Toure — described the case against him — as a gross injustice.
“He was arrested six weeks after the alleged incident where he urinated in public. It was completely fabricated. And after a year and a half, not even an arraignment. So, I filed a motion to dismiss and to my surprise they did dismiss the charges against him,” she said.
Toure said the case was dismissed by a judge last week.