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Police resign after small town elects first black Mayor

Were mysterious resignations about race?

The resignation of several officials in a small Missouri city remains shrouded in mystery a full week after they occurred. Parma, which has roughly 700 residents, had just elected its first ever black, female mayor, Tyrus Byrd, when news broke that five of the city's six police officers had resigned as well as the city attorney, city clerk...

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