Stuttgart Mayor David Earney has responded to Police Chief Mark Duke’s incendiary Facebook remarks on the presidential election and a call from the community that the chief resign. He says he’s accepted the chief’s apology and called for a city social media policy.

KARK posted a copy of the mayor’s letter:

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The Stuttgart Daily Leader earlier this week reported on a call for Duke’s resignation by people in the community. This followed our report on Duke’s unhappy comments about Joe Biden’s election. This comment drew particular attention.

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He defended his remarks in an exchange of e-mails with me, but he also posted a response on his Facebook page, now with limited access. It said in part:

Apparently I have ruffleds more than a few feathers with my political opinions and I apologize if it offended you.