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Buena Vista Township Supervisor Dwayne Parker
BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -
More controversy in Buena Vista Township and this has people calling for one city official's resignation.
With a quick search of Flint's 68th District Court records, WNEM was able to find a number of parking violations for Buena Vista Township Supervisor Dwayne Parker. But one of those violations leads back to allegations that are much more serious.
One local official made those allegations public.
During public comment, Buena Vista Township school board member Frances Hayes revealed to the board that she dug up a bit of trouble in township supervisor Dwayne Parker's past.
Documents show Flint Police charged Dwayne Alan Parker in January of 2006 with one count of accosting and solicitation.
Genesee County prosecutors told TV5 that the charge accuses someone of trying to solicit a prostitute. The case was eventually pleaded down to a parking ticket.
Immediately following Monday night's meeting, WNEM tried asking Parker about the case.
Parker said, "Well, certainly it's a very critical matter, and I will respond, however I was instructed to wait and talk with my legal counsel prior to this happening, and I'll do that, but then we will get to ask you some questions."
Frances Hayes says, "Why bring this out now?, it was seven years ago. It's still Dwyane Parker is, he did do it, and it was covered up, and it was illegal."
Hayes calls Parker a hypocrite.
He demanded township clerk Gloria Platko's resignation after it was discovered she called him the n-word in a taped phone conversation.
Hayes says,"What Gloria said we may not like, but still freedom of speech." She says the difference is what Parker did was illegal.
Dwayne Parker has been supervisor in Buena Vista for the last 17 years. He says after he consults with his attorney he will answer questions about the case.
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