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NH Police Commissioner Resigns Over Racial Slur About Obama

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Wolfeboro Police Commission member Robert Copeland (WBZ-TV)

Wolfeboro Police Commission member Robert Copeland (WBZ-TV)

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WOLFEBORO, N.H. (CBS) — The police commissioner who used the N-word in reference to President Barack Obama, has resigned.

The Wolfeboro Police Department confirmed the resignation to WBZ-TV.

“It’s about time,” Town Manager David Owen said. “He needed to do it sooner to avoid the fallout we’ve had.”

Copeland was overheard at a restaurant and has admitted to calling Obama an explitive-N-word. Until Monday, Copeland had refused to apologize or resign.

Owen said Copeland’s comments quickly went viral and resulted in many would-be tourists canceling vacation plans to come to Wolfeboro. The comments also caught the attention of former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney who called for Copeland’s resignation.

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