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Parma Mayor Tyrus Byrd: Most of the cops deserted her and the town — Were they afraid their  corruption and racism was about to be exposed and reigned in?
Parma Mayor Tyrus Byrd: Most of the cops deserted her and the town — Were they afraid their
corruption and racism was about to be exposed and reigned in?

By Allison Twaits
Voters in Parma, Missouri voted in their first African-American female mayor.

Tyrus Byrd will be sworn in as mayor on Tuesday evening, April 14, at the Parma Community Building.

According to Mayor Randall Ramsey, five out of six police officers resigned this week, effectively immediately.

Mayor Ramsey said the city's attorney, the clerk and the waste water treatment plant supervisor also turned in resignation letters citing "safety concerns."

Mayor Elect, Tyrus Byrd, said she was unaware of the situation and plans to ask questions about the "safety concerns" during Tuesday night's ceremony.

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