Commissioner John Wiley Price, center, jokes with County Judge Clay Jenkins, left, and Commissioner Elba Garcia, right, before the session began.

Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell introduced a resolution at Dallas County Commissioner’s Court this morning (Tuesday, Aug. 26) to remove embattled Commissioner John Wiley Price. But the resolution died for lack of a second.

Price has been indicted on federal charges. Cantrell’s resolution points to 18 deputies who were removed from office and others who were “allowed” to resign when they were charged with criminal activity. He also noted that the rules for employees does not apply to elected officials.

The proposed resolution called for the district attorney to file a removal action for suspension with pay while the case against Price proceeded, and for a district judge to appoint a temporary replacement the case against Price is resolved.

Cantrell is the only Republican on the commissioner’s court. None of four Democrats on the court seconded the motion. As County Judge Clay Jenkins announced, “The resolution died for lack of a second,” the standing-room-only court erupted into applause.