Pomeroy Mayor Resigns Over Comments About Gay Officer

UPDATED: Saturday February 9, 2013 5:32 PM

The mayor of a small southeastern Ohio town is resigning over accusations she made derogatory comments about a gay police officer.

The president of council for the village of Pomeroy said Mayor Mary McAngus submitted a letter of resignation on Saturday.

The police chief told village council McAngus repeatedly used slurs about a gay officer in front of other officers and dispatchers.

The chief warned council any such comments could expose the village to a lawsuit.

Village council is expected to officially accept the 78-year-old's resignation at its Monday night meeting.

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