City official who used slur to describe prosecutors resigns

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas city official who used a racial slur to describe two black assistant district attorneys has resigned.

Brownsville City Commissioner Cesar De Leon submitted his letter of resignation Thursday night, citing a conflict of interest between his duties as a lawyer and as a city commissioner.

Last month, multiple social media users posted audio clips of De Leon using slurs and derogatory language in referring to two prosecutors in the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office. De Leon later apologized for the language, although he called the conversation private. He also said he believed the discussion was recorded, edited and released by the person to whom he was speaking.

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Information from: The Brownsville Herald, http://www.brownsvilleherald.com

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