Commissioner says Henri Brooks has committed crimes

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Shelby County commissioner Terry Roland says former Commissioner Henri Brooks has big problems on her hands now that investigators say she lied about where she lived to serve on the board.

“She's never lived in that district, she's going to have to pay the money back and benefits back,” said Roland.

Roland said Brooks broke the law because she swore on her candidacy paperwork for Juvenile Court Clerk that she lived at a home Crump, which neighbors told both us and county investigators isn't true.

“She's committed a crime, several crimes” said Roland.

The report from investigators shows Brooks appears to live at a home off Houston Levee in Shelby County. People were inside but wouldn't come to the doors for us, but neighbors say it's Brooks' home

“Since I've been here I know she's lived across the street,” said Craig Daniel.

Brooks may have to pay back salary, her votes are in question as well as her future running for the juvenile court clerk post.

At this point it all will likely head to court. Memphis mayor A C Wharton, who still has a sign for Henri Brooks in his front yard, says court is where it belongs.

“I don't go strolling across the mall and drinking out of somebody else's Kool-aid. I'm sure that will end up in court and I'll just let justice work its way,” said Wharton.


  • Jim

    Henri Brooks is a text book example of what is wrong with Memphis. How can anyone with half a brain support this woman?

    • Nation in Collapse

      Henri is much more than that, she is an example of what is wrong with the USA.

      A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.

    • Wig Woman Whipped

      Jim – most people that support her only have half a brain, or less. They do not realize that, in attempting to represent them, she was only holding a seat for her own benefit. She did no live in her constituent’s area, but felt she should live in a better, safer neighborhood – of higher standing. She has stabbed those people in the back, taken the taxpayers of Shelby County for a ride, and has the mayor sitting in the front seat with her, holding her hand.

  • Blythe Howell

    I think it’s a shame that the mayor and his wife support this woman. By not distancing himself from Brooks, Wharton is showing his support. If the Wharton’s are fine upstanding people then they wouldn’t associate with someone as vile as Henri Brooks. “Let her record speak for itself” said Mrs. Ruby Wharton. Which record is that, her record of lying so that she could represent a district where she doesn’t live, her record of racist attacks on others, or her criminal record? Yeah let’s elect her to work in Juvenile Court because she’s such a role model. Any respect I may have had for the mayor is completely diminsished, especially after his nonsense remark about strolling around drinking other people’s cool-aid.

    • 1midtownmike

      The Wharton clan have shown the rest of us that they have a higher calling to racial solidarity than they do to the issues of right and wrong. Yeah, AC, right on brother…..One Memphis!


    • Don

      “I don’t go strolling across the mall and drinking out of somebody else’s Kool-aid. I’m sure that will end up in court and I’ll just let justice work its way,” said Wharton.

      • Speechless

        “I don’t go strolling across the mall and drinking out of somebody else’s Kool-aid. I’m sure that will end up in court and I’ll just let justice work its way,” said Wharton.

        I just love this quote. It shows what a strong, intellectual and forward-thinking leader Wharton IS NOT.

  • Bill Zebub

    She voted to raise my Property taxes. I’m filing a Class action suit against the County. The Countyy Commision and FORMER COUNTY MAYOR AC WHARTON knew this and didn’t say a word!!!!! AC’s wife knows where she lives and didn’t say a word.

      • Phyllis

        You go Mike, I live in an apartment so I do not pay property taxes, I do hope the other people who do will join you. Be careful who you pick as an attorney as AC is well in with the attorneys of Memphis.

  • Paul Fischer

    The fact that AC “Prince” Wharton refuses to condemn Henri’s recent racist remarks shows the content of his character and should be an eye opener for any voter with a brain.

  • Phyllis

    Goes to show you how AC Wharton feels about racism, he still has her sign in his yard that speaks volumns for his views on HATE CRIMES. By the way my friends in Midtown, they are holding a meeting tonight in Whitehaven for leaders to get together about crime in Whitehaven, shows you how much they care about crime in midtown.

  • t george

    yeah right….we’ve seen “justice” when it comes to the “chosen” before in this town. I hate to be a debbie downer, because I am so glad she’s off the city council, if indeed she actually really is….but don’t be shocked when she gets another “city” position. She’s in tight with who counts around here…unfortunately.

  • Anonymous

    The rich and famous, police and politicians get a different version of justice that the common man. This is all the evidence you need to conclude that our nation is broken. It will be amazing if she serves any time in jail.

  • Terrie

    Since the City Attorney has gotten involved and filed the findings publically, they have NO choice BUT ti file charged against her. She won’t be running for anything else regardless who she knows. I haven’t heard any of her cronies defend her yet. I say check everybody’s address.!

  • Robert J. Reed

    HENRI – Get a new wig. Get out of town. Get a new job, Get a new life. QUIT RUINING EVERYTHING YOU SMUDGE IN SHELBY COUNTY!

  • Alice

    Certainly there is a crime committed by the mayor and his wife here as well. Drag them into court too for willingly allowing the citizens to be misrepresented by her! Charge them both with conspiracy and let them hack their way out of it.

  • Rick

    She should be held accountable for her actions. What does it say to our community if she clearly lies and violates the people’s trust if she is not held accountable for her actions and just gets a slap on the wrist. What does it say about the Memphis Mayor’s creditability? His wife works on her campaign and his son his representing her. He supports her and had to have known she was a fraud. I know he has nothing to do with the county but it speaks volumes about his integrity. Wake up city of Memphis and vote these unethical people out of office and move this city forward.

  • careile harris

    She doesn’t care about you or me or anyone else…She is out for herself…she is an example of what had been going on in Detroit…corrupt politics…If I were Wharton, I would get his family out of her business, or his reputation will be on the line…There are several others in line to follow…

  • Bet Denton

    Remember when a Fire Chief was not promoted, by Mayor Herenton, to Department Director because he was not a Memphis City resident……the Chief did not get a lawyer, he left the Department and found employment elsewhere. Remember that our firefighters and policemen need to be a city resident as a “condition of employment”. Guidelines/laws are there for a reason. She needs to do the right thing and leave!

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