Louisville Metro Council http://wfpl.org en Barbara Shanklin Answers Some Questions in Ethics Hearing, But Again Walks Out http://wfpl.org/post/barbara-shanklin-answers-some-questions-ethics-hearing-again-walks-out <p>The ethics hearing for Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin has closed with another dramatic exit by the embattled lawmaker.</p><p>Unlike yesterday, today Shanklin answered some questions from prosecutors. She told the ethics commission she was unaware her grandson was incarcerated at the time she signed his timesheet.</p><p>But when questions were directed toward her about discretionary spending practices, she—again—walked out at the request of her attorney Aubrey Williams.</p><p>Shanklin cites her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:50:38 +0000 Devin Katayama 2415 at http://wfpl.org Barbara Shanklin Answers Some Questions in Ethics Hearing, But Again Walks Out