A California mayor has tendered his resignation after he sent an email stating he didn't "believe there's ever been a good person of color killed by a police officer."
Mayor James Stewart said the email was sent out in error.
Stewart later apologized for email (particularly the use of the word "good" and claimed that he is dyslexic and used voice text to send the email.
"Unfortunately I did not take the time to proofread what was recorded," Stewart told River Press Enterprise. "I absolutely did not say that. What I said is, 'and I don't believe there has ever been a person of color murdered by police,' on context to Temecula or Riverside County. I absolutely did not say 'good,' I have no idea how that popped up."
He also issued the following statement, addressing the county.
"City of Temecula, I hear you, I agree with you, and I deeply sorry," Stewart said in the statement. "You have every right to be hurt and offended. My typos and off-the-cuff response to an email on a serious topic added pain at a time where our community, and our country, is suffering."