Baldwin County District Attorney, Hallie Dixon’s return to work Monday, August 11, 2014 happened to be the first day of trial session. She spent the day with the Grand Jury and making sure everything from her office ran smoothly.
Dixon said she’s been on a two week family vacation, but sources told Fox 10 News Dixon’s absence has been closer to four weeks. Her return falls on controversy regarding an
investigation being launched against her by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). There have been many rumors going around, one of them being that she may resign.
Dixon was quick to squash that one.
“I can unequivocally say that is absolutely incorrect,” Dixon said. “There is nothing that has been said or can be said that would make me entertain the idea of resigning this position. We have done a phenomenal job for the past three and a half years and we will continue to do that for the people of this county.”
Dixon spent her morning with members of the Grand Jury as other jurors were selected to serve in other cases. While Dixon confirmed the EEOC investigation, she would not comment on the scope of it. Out in the community, some folks think she should step aside while the investigation plays out.
“She may not have did anything wrong, but when you have stuff going on inside your company, there’s something wrong,” Sarah Garrett said.
“While the investigation is going on, she should step down until it’s over with. If she’s not guilty, she should go right back to work. If she is, go,” Berl Kirby said.
“I think she should be treated equal just like everybody else. No special treatment,”added Mel Anderson.
There are plenty of folks who feel Dixon is right where she belongs as the trial session gets underway. They want to see how the investigation plays out before passing any judgment.
“They don’t have any proof about what they’re saying so why shouldn’t she? So that’s how I feel. I feel like you know, why keep her out and she deserves to be where she is,” Lorraine Archer said.
“The thing about it is it’s hard to say anything to judge someone else until you know the facts of what it is and they keeping it all secret and like that, but it all gonna be known. The truth always comes out,” Warren Bramlett said.
When that will be is anyone’s guess because by law, neither the EEOC nor Dixon can comment on the details or status of the case. Of course we’ll stay on top of this story and bring you any new details as soon as we get them.