GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Georgetown city councilman’s comments about Scott County Deputy Jaime Morales has now spurred a heated response from the deputy’s attorney.
Councilman Marvin Thompson was heard discussing the deputy’s case with another council member during a city council meeting Monday night.
Thompson’s comments were heard live on public access television where the council meeting was aired.
This comes after Morales filed a lawsuit last Friday against the city of Georgetown stating that they did not provide proper training to members of the department’s special response team.
A video showing Thompson making the comments was shared on the Facebook page of “Brad Penn.” Penn ran for City Council in 2018 but lost his candidacy.
” I mean we’ve already gave him a million dollars, a new home, a new car, and a lot,” Thompson said on the video during the council meeting.
The Herald-Leader reports Thompson said Tuesday afternoon he meant that,” The community and them has done all this,” not that the city had.”
The deputy’s attorney Elliott Miller was appalled by Thompson’s comments.
” We were disturbed by the grossly inaccurate comments Thompson made,”said Miller.
Miller also says that Morales has not received any revenue from the city of Georgetown.
He says the only money the deputy has received is from donations made by the community of Georgetown.