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Protestors Demand Arriola Resignation

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By Phil Williams
Chief Investigative Reporter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A small group of protestors headed to the Davidson County Clerk's Office Thursday, demanding the resignation of John Arriola.

It follows questions raised by NewsChannel 5 Investigates.

"John Arriola has to go, John Arriola has to go, John Arriola has to go," they chanted.

The group was upset about the $40 cash that Arriola pocketed from couples whose weddings he performed on taxpayer time, along with questions about how he spent thousands of dollars and how he put a political pal on the Metro payroll.

After demonstrating outside, they headed inside to ask the county clerk to sign a letter of resignation.

But Arriola would not meet with them.

"Taxpayers deserve answers," said local radio talk show host Carl Boyd Jr., who led the protest. "We deserve to have trustworthy elected officials and not people that continue to lie and to deceive the people."

So what should Arriola do? We also asked folks on the NewsChannel 5 Investigates page on Facebook.

Janice Ballard wrote, "He made a mistake. Otherwise he has done a good job. Leave him alone."

But Anquilla Russell said, "If he had a job where he was hired instead of elected, he would be fired by now."

E-mail: pwilliams@newschannel5.com


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