Ohio Mayor Resigns After Alleged Anti-Gay Slurs
McAngus has not publicly commented since Police Chief Mark E. Proffitt came forward with his concerns about how Calendine was being treated. She could not immediately be reached for comment today.
She was accused of calling Calendine a queer and using other slurs. Others said she didn’t want Calendine’s partner stopping by the police department, though family members of other officers routinely drop by with lunch or before or after a shift.
Calendine, who was hired as a part-time officer in this Ohio River community in September, said he was disappointed in how he has been treated. He was on duty today when he got word that McAngus had resigned.
The resignation pleases him, although he wishes the mayor had also apologized, he said.
He said he’s been overwhelmed by the widespread support he’s received and hopes now that tensions in the community will ease.
“I am who I am, and I won’t apologize for how I live my life,” Calendine said. “I just want to do my job.”