Police, Officials Resign After Missouri Town Elects First Black Mayor

Election of Black Female Mayor Causes Mass Resignations

Gawker reports that when Tyrus Byrd was elected mayor of Parma, Missouri, multiple police officers and city officials resigned immediately

by #teamEBONY, April 20, 2015

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Police, Officials Resign After Missouri Town Elects First Black Mayor

Police, Officials Resign After Missouri Town Elects First Black Mayor

Five out of Parma, Missouri’s six police officers resigned this week before Tyrus Byrd, the town’s first African-American, female mayor, was sworn in. The city’s attorney, clerk, and waste water treatment plant supervisor also resigned, KFVS12 reports. According to KFVS,

The outgoing Mayor Randall Ramsey said that the city officials cited “safety concerns” in their letters of resignation. Mayor Byrd, who had previously served as the city clerk, won the election by 37 votes. (The population of Parma was 713 at the 2010 census.)







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