WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - An off-duty Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy, who has a long-standing legal dispute with the city, was asked to leave his gun in his personal car before addressing the city commission at a public meeting tonight.
Mayor Lois Frankel made the request, citing recent incidents around the country where guns were fired at public officials.
Even though there's a sign saying guns aren't allowed inside city hall, police say an exception is ordinarily made for law-enforcement, whether they're on-or off-duty.
Deputy McCray sued the city years ago for discrimination after he was terminated from the West Palm Beach Police Department. McCray says racism against African-Americans is behind the request that he leave his gun outside the meeting.
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