Tyus Byrd’s campaign to become the first black female mayor to be elected in the tiny town of Parma, Missouri, has become a reality but not without controversy. According to the NY Daily News, five of the six cops quit the city’s police force in response.
Just before Byrd was set to be sworn into office, two full-time and three part-time officers submitted their resignations on Tuesday, April 14. Also, in addition to the police officers, the city attorney, clerk, and water treatment supervisor also resigned from their positions.
“Safety concerns were cited in their resignation letters.” Newly elected mayor Tyrus Byrd has yet to comment on the mass resignations.