Lonnie Randolph appearing Wednesday in Columbia court

August 13, 2013 

South Carolina NAACP President Dr. Lonnie Randolph

TIM DOMINICK — tdominick@thestate.com Buy Photo

A judge hears a request Wednesday to disqualify the city attorney’s office from the prosecution of Dr. Lonnie Randolph, head of the S.C. NAACP.

Randolph’s lawyer is asking for an outside prosecutor because of what some have called the appearance favoritism shown to Randolph.

The hearing will be at 1 p.m. at municipal court in Columbia.

Randolph was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he clashed with an employee at a Five Points dry cleaners. Randolph, who has said he was having a diabetic episode, was injured by Columbia police in his July 12 arrest.

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