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Board of Commission being sued over gun incident during livestream

Grand Traverse County Commissioner Ron Clous
Posted at 10:30 AM, Apr 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 10:39:01-04

FOX 17/AP — A woman who was reportedly threatened by an armed commissioner during a live streamed event is now suing the Board of Commissioners in Traverse City.

The incident happened back in January. Images show commissioner Ron Clous displaying a gun during a meeting being held over zoom.

According to the AP, Clous and other county board members were meeting remotely because of the pandemic Jan. 20. During a telephone public comment period, local resident Keli MacIntosh criticized the chairman for allowing members of the far-right Proud Boys group to speak last year in favor of declaring the county a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.”

The lawsuit is expected to be filed April 12 is the US District Court.