WATCH LIVE NOW AS BURRELL ELLIS TESTIFIES
DECATUR, Ga. -- Wednesday, suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis took the stand in his own defense.
He started his testimony with a brief exchange with his lead attorney, Craig Gillen.
"It's your time now," Gillen said. "Yes, thank you sir," Ellis responded. "Are you ready?" Gillen asked. "I'm ready to go," he responded.
The suspended CEO has waited more than a year for this moment, the opportunity to defend his actions.