A District 5 resident has filed a complaint with the Tennessee Ethics Commission Wednesday that alleges Metro Councilwoman Pam Murray lied on her ethics disclosure forms filed with the state in 2008 and 2009.
On the forms, Murray stated she is self-employed. However, the Sunshine Treatment Institute in Detroit has documents listing Murray, a licensed clinical social worker, as the admissions coordinator, the complaint from Terry Dale VIbbert states.
Vibbert’s complaint alleges that Murray lied when she said she was self-employed.
The claim comes one week after a report was filed with Metro Police in which a group, including Murray, allegedly used racial epithets during a confrontation with District 8 Councilwoman Karen Bennett and Nashville attorney Jamie Hollin following a community meeting.
Hollin, who lives in Murray’s East Nashville district and was at the April 28 community meeting, said the group used epithets like “whitey” and “cracker” during the confrontation.
Murray denied the claims.
The council member has been under fire since the airing of a WTVF NewsChannel 5 report in late April that indicated she’s living a majority of the time in Detroit, where she works as a social worker. She has called the report false, saying she only travels to Detroit for work twice a month for three or so days at a time.
“I don’t live in Detroit, I live in Nashville,” Murray said.
If the Ethics Commission finds Vibbert’s complaint is within its purview, it will be forwarded on to the state Attorney General.