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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.


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