Bridgeport releases councilman's racist message

BRIDGEPORT - The City of Bridgeport released the recording of a racially charged message that a white city councilmember left in the voicemail of his African-American colleague.

In the recording, Councilman Bob Walsh apparently mocks the way Councilwoman M. Evette Brantley thanks Steel Pointe developers for allowing her to tour their Florida property.

"Thank you, master," Walsh says in the message. "I've never been allowed on such a beautiful piece of property in my entire life."

The town also released a message in which Walsh apologized to Brantley. Neither councilmember commented on the release of the tapes.

The City Council is expected to decide Monday whether to take disciplinary action against Walsh.

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