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.”
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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