Motion Filed to Disqualify Columbia City Attorney from Randolph Case

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) - The attorney for state NAACP President Lonnie Randolph, Jr. wants someone else prosecuting his case.

Tuesday, Randolph's attorney Joe McCulloch filed a motion to disqualify the City of Columbia attorney from the proceedings.

In court documents, McCulloch says quote, the city attorney’s prosecutorial objectivity has been compromised by civil liability concerns, political influence, and fear of bad publicity.

Randolph was arrested earlier this month at a Five Points dry cleaners when police said he refused to pay his bill and would not leave.

ABC Columbia News has reached out to the city attorney's office for comment, but so far we have not received a response.

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