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Judges recuse themselves in Shabazz case

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Three State Court judges in Chatham County have excused themselves from hearing charges against Commissioner Yusuf Shabazz.

The judges fear accusations of a conflict of interest in the case.

Commissioner Shabazz is facing misdemeanor charges after leaving the scene of an accident back in June. The Commissioner drove through a construction site, struck a city employee and drove off.

Police said he later came back. Then after identifying himself, drove off again.

A Liberty County judge will now be selected Friday to hear the case. 

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