New Hampshire town police commissioner resigns over Obama slur

By Kyle Johnson,

The police commissioner in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire resigned on Monday, but still refuses to apologize for calling President Barack Obama a racial slur.

In a short and succinct email sent to police commission chairman Joseph Balboni, Robert Copeland simply wrote, "Dear Commission Chairman Balboni, I resign," reports CNN.

The situation first began when resident Jane O'Toole overheard Copeland in a restaurant loudly call Obama the n-word. She then contacted the town manager about what she heard.

At a town meeting, residents of Wolfeboro called on the 82-year-old to resign, while he sat silently in the room. The small town has a population of 6,300 and only 20 residents are African-Americans.

Copeland later sent an email to O'Toole and the other two members of the police commission and admitted to saying the slur, but refused to apologize. "I believe I did use the 'N' word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse (sic)," he said. "For this, I do not apologize - he meets and exceeds my criteria for such."



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