Police juror makes racial slur, under pressure to resign - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Police juror makes racial slur, under pressure to resign

by Brandon Richards bio | email

DERIDDER, LA (KPLC-TV) – The NAACP is calling for the resignation of a Beauregard Parish Police Juror after the juror made a racial remark on July 13th.

Police Juror Rex Brumley used a racial slur right before the start of a finance committee meeting.

One of his fellow jurors asked Brumley where he got the "ugly hat" he was wearing. Brumley responded, saying he got the hat "from a n-----."

Brumley did not apologize for his remarks once the meeting began, however he did apologize the next day during an interview with the Beauregard Daily News.

Brumley told the paper that he wishes he could take the remark back "...but I can't. I'm human and I messed up."

Brumley also said he will not resign, telling the newspaper, "I will not give up my position because I care about the people that I represent in my district and I intend to continue to serve them."

The NAACP said if Brumley continued to refuse to resign, they would take their fight to the state level.

Meanwhile, Brumley has agreed to publicly apologize before a full meeting of the Beauregard Parish Police Jury, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 10th.

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