Sunday, February 10, 2013
Mayor Mary McAngus resigned over accusations that she harassed a gay police officer by calling him "queer" in front of his peers.
Jackie Welker, council president in the Village of Pomeroy, tells The Associated Press that 78-year-old submitted a letter of resignation Saturday.Well, she should resign. It was ridic for her to make the officer her stepping stone.
Police Chief Mark Proffitt told the council this week that McAngus referred to Officer Kyle Calendine as "queer" in front of other officers and dispatchers. He says that at one point she said, "I don't like a queer working for the village."
Proffitt had warned the council that McAngus' alleged comments could open the village to a lawsuit.
Calendine says the situation worsened in recent weeks.