Dallas councilman Griggs accused of coercion of public servant

A grand jury will decide whether Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs used his position to influence a public servant.

Dallas police referred Griggs' case to the grand jury on Friday.

Griggs is accused of attempting to influence Dallas assistant city secretary Bilirae Johnson on unknown city-related issues.

Griggs could face felony coercion charges if indicted.

Griggs is running unopposed in District 1 in May's Dallas municipal elections.

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