MCKINNEY, Texas - A recalled McKinney city councilmember has been officially replaced.
The city says pastor Chris Thornton will take the vacant seat left by La'Shadion Shemwell.
In November, Shemwell was recalled by 72% of voters after publicly butting heads with McKinney police and claims of racism in the city. Most notably, he declared a “black state of emergency.”
Shemwell filed a lawsuit against the city.
Thornton is an air force veteran and life-long McKinney resident.