“I don’t believe there’s ever been a good person of color killed by a police officer,” the email from James Stewart, mayor of Temecula, Riverside County, had said.
Stewart initially blamed the emailed remark, distributed Wednesday, on an error in a speech-to-text translation of his dictated comments, the Valley News of Riverside County reported.
In a previous post, Stewart wrote that he frequently uses speech-to-text for his emails because of dyslexia.
What I said is and [sic] I don’t believe there has ever been a person of color murdered by police, on context to Temecula or Riverside County.
Some respondents on Facebook expressed a willingness to excuse the mayor, but others were less willing to forgive the mayor, the Valley News reported.