Stuart Mayor Eula Clarke apologized for saying, “What are we serving, pig today?” within earshot of a Stuart police officer in a grocery store, according to Palm Beach Post news partner WPTV NewsChannel 5.
Clarke sent a letter to the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association asking for forgiveness for the Jan. 11 incident, union John Kazanjian told WPTV. “The poor guy walked out, you know, hurt,” Kazanjian said. “That’s coming from the mayor of the city?”
Clarke told WPTV that she apologized to the officer. “I have met with him and I have expressed to him how sorry it is that this unfortunate event happened,” she said.
Kazanjian called the letter “a first step,” adding that Clarke needs to meet with the entire police force in person.
Clarke said she’s willing to do that. “I want to move on. I want the officers to work for our community,” she told WPTV. “I want them to believe in what I do as mayor. To believe in what they do for their jobs. I just want to make sure that they know I have their backs.”
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