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      Detroit's CFO quits over 'hoodie' racial remark

      <p>State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr says Jim Bonsall submitted his resignation Tuesday.</p>

      DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's chief financial officer has quit after an investigation of a complaint that the white official made an insensitive reference to the killing of black Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

      State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr says Jim Bonsall submitted his resignation Tuesday.

      Recently demoted Detroit finance director Cheryl Johnson wrote Orr that Bonsall created a hostile work environment. Johnson's letter says Bonsall asked during a meeting about the city's annual Angels' Night anti-arson patrols if he could "shoot someone in a hoodie."

      Martin was wearing a hooded sweatshirt when he was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

      Johnson is black. Bonsall apologized last week for the comment.

      Orr's office says a search will begin for a replacement.(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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