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The controversal police chief spoke outside of the meeting standing by his words and later insulting a reporter interviewing him.


WOLFEBORO, NH (WMUR/CNN) – A police commissioner in a predominantly white New Hampshire town said he won’t apologize for using a racial slur to describe President Barack Obama.

And there are calls from upset residents for his resignation.

“This is a public office and I just wanted to say there’s absolutely no room for this in public office. Thank you,” one man said during a public hearing.

“I think his statements are reprehensible,” another man said.

One after the other, Wolfeboro residents voiced their anger about racial slurs Police Commissioner Robert Copeland made about President Obama. The incident took place at a restaurant back in March. Jane O’Toole heard it and was outraged.

“It was not like I was eavesdropping on a table next to me or a table across the room. He was very loud,” she said.

But Copeland was silent during Thursday night’s meeting. When asked to resign, he said nothing. But he did say plenty in a letter to O’Toole after she wrote his bosses about his racial slurs toward President Obama.

“The letter really took the wind out of my sails actually,” O’Toole said.



Article and Picture Courtesy of CNN, WMUR-TV Manchester, NH and WOIO 19 Action News

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