Mayor accused of harassing police officers – The Wilson Times


SHARPSBURG — A law enforcement group has accused Mayor Robert L. Williams of lashing out at town police with racial slurs and rude hand gestures on the heels of his drunken driving arrest.

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association says Williams’ behavior and his bid to strip Commissioner Randall Collie of police department oversight “reek of personal bias and retaliation.”

State PBA Executive Director John Midgette wrote a June 7 letter to the mayor and commissioners claiming “a pattern and practice of inappropriate conduct by the mayor toward the town’s police officers to include racially charged insults and inappropriate hand gestures directed at officers.” (Read more)

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