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January 6th, 2010 by Terry Miller
More Drama In Temple City Council Chambers
Temple City resident Jeffrey Briggs collapsed Tuesday evening at the bi-weekly meeting of City Council where he had come to offer his judgment on council member Judy Wong during the meeting’s public comment period.
Wong has pleaded not guilty to a litany of felony charges including bribery and perjury, all of which arose from accusations that she accepted bribes in return for supporting Randy Wang’s $75 million Piazza Mall project intended for construction at the corner of Rosemead and Las Tunas Blvd.
Wong could face 10 years in prison if convicted.
Briggs was evidently upset that Judy Wong was still on the City Council considering the allegations levied against her. Wong has said consistently said she will not resign her council position.
“She does not have the right to further harm Temple City,” Briggs said before he collapsed at the podium.
According to reports, Briggs buckled to the ground in the midst of his impassioned plea. He subsequently hit his head on the council chamber wall. Paramedics were called and he was transported to a nearby hospital in San Gabriel. Briggs was taken to San Gabriel Community Hospital. He was listed in critical condition according to a hospital spokesperson.