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Police commissioner under fire for racial slur against president

WOLFEBORO, New Hampshire (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A police commissioner in New Hampshire is under fire after he used a racial slur to describe the president, and he says he won't apologize.

"I admitted what I did. I made no bones about it," said Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland.

The incident took place at a restaurant back in March. Residents say they heard Robert Copeland loudly using the offensive words.

So one resident wrote a letter to his bosses.

The police commissioner wrote back to the resident at a meeting Thursday night and admitted to using quote the "n" word in reference to the current occupant of the White House. He wrote "For this I do not apologize -- he meets and exceeds my criteria for such."

Now there are calls for his resignation.

"This is a public office and I just wanted to say there's absolutely no room for this in public office. Thank you," said one resident.

"I think his statements are reprehensible," said another.

There was no resolution on the issue.

Instead, the police commission plans on meeting to discuss what action they should take.