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Woman files open meetings lawsuit against Cumming officials
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Following through on her previously announced plans, a Roswell woman has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court against Cumming’s mayor, police chief and deputy chief.

The suit stems from an incident during the April meeting of the Cumming City Council when Mayor H. Ford Gravitt ordered the woman, Nydia Tisdale, and her video camera removed from the meeting.

Tisdale and her camera were escorted out by Police Chief Casey Tatum and Deputy Police Chief Walter Cook for a brief period. She was also reportedly told that video recording was not permitted, and later that she couldn’t record the meeting on a still camera.

Dana Miles, attorney for the mayor and city, said it is his law firm’s long-standing policy to not comment on ongoing litigation.

 

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