Union calls for WPB spokesman's resignation

Posted at 3:27 PM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-16 15:27:34-04

According to the president of the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association John Kazanjian, the union is asking for West Palm Beach City Spokesman Elliot Cohen's resignation.

The announcement comes amid fallout over confidential emails released by the city of West Palm Beach.

Last week, Cohen responded to a Contact 5 Investigators' public records request for city emails. On Tuesday, he said while posting them online, he unknowingly released classified police officer information.

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio said the posts were done in an effort to provide better transparency with hot topic issues; however she says they were done at Cohen’s discretion.

The mayor said on Tuesday that she stands by spokesman Elliot Cohen 100 percent and does not blame him for the release of the confidential documents.

The mayor blamed the mistake on a "breakdown in the process."