LA Council President Resigns After Leaked Audio Of Racist Comments

  • Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez resigned Monday followed the release of leaked audio containing racist comments.
  • “I ask for forgiveness from my colleagues and from the residents of this city that I love so much. In the end, it is not my apologies that matter most; it will be the actions I take from this day forward,” Martinez said in a statement. “I hope that you will give me the opportunity to make amends.”
  • According to local media reports, Martinez can be heard on the audio making fun of Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin and his son. She called his son “parece changuito,” which means like a monkey, and referred to Bonin as a “little bitch.”
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