LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - After one week of sometimes contentious testimony in her Louisville Metro Council Court ethics trial, Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin was spared removal from the council Wednesday night.
A 20-member council jury found Shanklin, who represent's Louisville's 2nd district, guilty of misconduct but only 13 members -- one short of the required two-thirds majority -- voted to remove her from office.
Attica Scott: District 1 – No
Mary C. Woolridge: District 3 - No
David Tandy: District 4 - No
Cheri Bryant Hamilton: District 5 - No
David James: District 6 – No
Ken Fleming: District 7 – Yes
Tom Owen: District 8 – Yes
Jim King: District 10 – Yes
Kevin Kramer: District 11 – Yes
Rick Blackwell: District 12 - Yes
Cindi Fowler: District 14 – Yes
Marianne Butler: District 15 – Yes
Kelly Downard: District 16 – Yes
Glen Stuckel :District 17 – Yes
Marilyn Parker: District 18 – Yes
Stuart Benson: District 20 – Yes
Dan Johnson: District 21 – No
Robin Engel: District 22 – Yes
David Yates: District 25 – Yes
Brent Ackerson: District 26 – No
Shanklin faced two charges of misusing her council powers. She was accused of repeatedly failing to disclose conflicts of interest, intentionally deceiving fellow council members and misdirecting taxpayer money.
In a vote of 16 to 4, the majority found Shanklin guilty of misconduct and willful neglect. Only Attica Scott, David Tandy and Brent Ackerson voted to find Shanklin guilty but voted against her removal from office.
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