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Candidate clarifies comparison of Fort Wayne to Ferguson

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Candidate clarifies comparison of Fort Wayne to Ferguson

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – A candidate for mayor of Fort Wayne is clarifying his remarks comparing that city to Ferguson, Missouri. Richard Stevenson, a township trustee challenging incumbent Mayor Tom Henry in the Democratic primary, said “there is a lot of similarity between Fort Wayne and Ferguson” during a candidates’ forum Saturday at the […]

Candidate clarifies comparison of Fort Wayne to Ferguson

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – A candidate for mayor of Fort Wayne is clarifying his remarks comparing that city to Ferguson, Missouri.

Richard Stevenson, a township trustee challenging incumbent Mayor Tom Henry in the Democratic primary, said “there is a lot of similarity between Fort Wayne and Ferguson” during a candidates’ forum Saturday at the Fort Wayne Urban League.

Stevenson said Wednesday his intent was to show dissatisfaction with the city administration in how they dealt with and how they dealt with the 2007 shooting of a motorist by a white police officer.

A review of the shooting exonerated the officer.

Patrolman’s Benevolent Association President Jon Bonar says there’s no merit to Stevenson’s remarks. City Safety Director and former Police Chief Rusty York called any comparison between Fort Wayne and Ferguson “reckless and unfortunate.”

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