Tyrus Byrd and Parma MO police drama
Tyrus Byrd, who is black, was elected mayor of Parma, Mo., and five of their six police officers and several other top officials have resigned, out of “fear for their safety.”
The residents of Parma say they have no idea why the mass resignations occurred but we all know why….a black mayor.
Byrd’s election victory was overshadowed by the city attorney, clerk and water treatment supervisor, as well as the five police officers leaving.
“I think it was pretty dirty the way they all quit without giving her a chance, but I don’t think they hurt the town with quitting because who needs six police for 740 people?” resident Martha Miller told KFVS-TV .
According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau report, there are 713 people living in Parma, of which 57 percent are white and 41 percent are black.