As of Monday, July 2, 2012
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Clayton News Daily
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State Rep. Roberta Abdul-Salaam (D-Riverdale) announced her plans to run for Clayton County commission chairman, on Monday, at her campaign headquarters, in Rex.
FOREST PARK — A member of the Georgia House of Representatives who is running for the Clayton County Commission Chairman’s seat reportedly turned herself into Forest Park police last month after learning there was a warrant for her arrest, according to numerous reports.
A warrant was reportedly issued for the arrest of State Rep. Roberta Abdul-Salaam (D-Riverdale) after she missed a May 2 court date for charges of speeding and driving with a suspended license in Forest Park. Abdul-Salaam said in media reports that she thought the court date was July 2. She reportedly turned herself in to Forest Park Police on June 19 after learning about the warrant from a Riverdale police officer.
The Clayton News Daily could not reach Abdul-Salaam or a Forest Park Police Department spokesperson Monday for comment despite numerous attempts to reach both of them by telephone. A reporter also attempted to reach out to Abdul-Salaam at her legislative e-mail address.