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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