Mayor in US resigns after saying 'no good black person' has ever been killed by police

Mayor in US resigns after saying 'no good black person' has ever been killed by police

- A Southern Californian mayor by name James Stewart has resigned from his post after mistakenly sending wrong information in an email

- Stewart was asked what he was doing about police violence and he replied saying he did not believe that any good person of colour suffers in the hands of the police

- However, Stewart later revealed that 'good' was automatically added as he meant to say that no person of colour has been murdered by police, in context to his Temecula or Riverside county

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Temecula Mayor James Stewart, a mayor in Southern California has resigned from his post after making a statement that police do not harm 'good black people'.

According to a report sighted by Legit.ng on Blacknews.com, the popular mayor made the statement whilst responding to an email where he was being interviewed.

Stewart was asked what he was doing about police violence and he replied saying he did not believe that any good person of colour suffers in the hands of the police.

Mayor in US resigns after saying 'no good black person' has ever been killed by police

Source: UGC
Source: UGC

“As you know the City of Temecula does not have its own Police Department. We contract with Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. And I don’t believe there’s ever been a good person of colour killed by a police officer," he said.

Subsequently, the mayor indicated that actually, what he meant to say was that no person of colour has been murdered by police, in context to his Temecula or Riverside county.

He explained that 'good' was added automatically as he was using a voice-to-text feature to write out the email and did not take time to proofread.

Following that event, Stewart apologized for his words and resigned from his post as a mayor.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that thousands said goodbye to George Floyd on Monday, June 8, at a church in Houston, the very place he had his childhood.

The church service also drew in families of black victims in the hands of police brutality in America, some of which are Ahmaud, Arbery, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown.

“It just hurts. We will get justice. We will get it. We will not let this door close,” Philonise Floyd, the brother of the late black American said.

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