80 Percent Of Police Force Resigns After Town Elects First Black Female Mayor

Jessica Renae Buxbaum
Five of Parma, Missouri's six police officers resign after the town elects first African-American female mayor.

Tyrus Byrd

Following the election of the Parma, Missouri’s first African-American female mayor, five of the six police officers resigned, reported KFVS.

Former city clerk Tyrus Byrd was sworn in on Tuesday after beating incumbent Randall Ramsey, who served as mayor for 37 years.

The police officers resigned citing “safety concerns.” The city’s attorney, clerk and water treatment supervisor also resigned.

The residents don’t seem a bit worried they lost most of their police force.

I think it's pretty dirty they all quit without giving her a chance," resident Martha Miller told KFVS. "But I don't think they hurt the town any by quitting, because who needs six police for 740 people."

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