Village of Pomeroy, Ohio Mayor Mary
McAngus on Saturday resigned her post amid allegations that she
called a gay officer “queer” in front of his colleagues.
The charges came to a head on Monday
when village council discussed the issue and notified officers and
the mayor that they were not to speak to each other, WSAZ
NewsChannel 3 reported.
At the meeting, Police Chief Mark
Proffitt submitted a six-page statement in which he said McAngus
referred to Office Kyle Calendine as “queer” in front of
Proffitt claimed that McAngus said, “I
don't like a queer working for the village. I might be
old-fashioned, but I don't like it.”
“She was even in the hiring process
and she seemed fine,” Calendine said. “A few weeks later, she
finds out I'm gay and tries to get me fired because she doesn't like
who I am outside of work.”
Council is expected to accept McAngus'
letter of resignation on Monday.