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Connections: Lakaya Sinclair on allegations against County Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell

Jun 9, 2021

Eleven women have told investigators that County Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell sent them inappropriate, sexual, and sometimes graphic messages. Lakaya Sinclair is the only one of those accusers to come forward publicly. She has asked for Monroe County to pass stronger ethics legislation and remove Flagler-Mitchell from his office. For his part, Flagler-Mitchell has not denied sending such messages, but he says it was never inappropriate or predatory.

For the first time, we talk to Lakaya Sinclair about what she experienced, and why she believes government is not being held accountable. We're also joined by CITY Magazine news editor Jeremy Moule, who breaks down the DA's report on the allegations against Flagler-Mitchell. Our guests:

  • Lakaya Sinclair
  • Jeremy Moule, news editor for CITY Magazine