Akron Mayor Says Ex-Police Chief Used Racial Slur

Sep 1, 2017

James Nice

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan says police chief James Nice was forced by the mayor to resign over the weekend in part because of his use of a racial slur in a private conversation.

Nice was accused of misconduct involving an investigation into his nephew, having a sexual relationship with a member of the police force and making "derogatory remarks."  Horrigan now says Nice used a slur against African-Americans.