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BUSTED: Ohio mayor caught on video using racial slurs to describe residents

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Crestline, Ohio Mayor Allen Moore was caught on video using the N-Word multiple times to describe residents in his city. The conversation took place with Police Chief Joe Butler, and the video was recorded on Butler’s body camera.

Butler said he felt uncomfortable during the conversation and hired an attorney to investigate.

“I’m very disgusted and highly offended by Mayor Moore’s choice of words and feel that reporting his behavior could put my job as Crestline Police Chief in jeopardy,” Butler said. “The citizens of Crestline do not deserve this type of behavior nor should it stand in our society.”

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During the conversation, Moore recalled past events and said, “I was uptown when those N-Words riled up… shot a lot of the windows out of the N-Words houses.”

During a town hall meeting, residents were made aware of the video and called for Moore to step down.

“I believe if you were born and raised here in Crestline, you had the opportunity to be in a community that promoted fairness, that promoted safety, that promoted respect for others, no matter your race, your religion or creed. I don’t think the mayor displayed that with his actions,” Crestline resident LeAnn Walker-Williams said.

Moore said that he was just repeating language in the way a story was told to him.

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“I do understand this language, regardless of context, it’s hurtful. I truly apologize for my error in repeating the words spoken by others 45 years ago,” Moore said.

Watch the video below.

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