NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Elected leaders voted 3-2 Monday afternoon in favor of removing one of their own from the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.
By the process of an amotion hearing, commissioners kicked Brian Berger out of public office. Amotion is not bound by state law, but the county conducted the hearing similar to one that would happen in a courtroom.
It didn't take long in the process for Christopher Anglin, representing Berger, to question the board's ability to allow evidence against his client without having the ability to cross examine it.
Berger said a few days was not enough time to prepare his case. Anglin later said he was contact about a week ago to take the case. Sheriff's deputies served Berger with the charges against him almost a month ago.