Council won't punish member for racist remarks

The Bridgeport City Council has decided not to punish a member who left a racially charged voice mail for another member.Bob Walsh, who is white,

BRIDGEPORT - The Bridgeport City Council has decided not to punish a member who left a racially charged voice mail for another member.

Bob Walsh, who is white, left the message for Evette Brantley, who is black, after a dispute over a vote on the Steel Pointe development project:

"Thank you master for letting us on your property in Florida," Walsh says in the message. "Thank you master, I've never been allowed on such a beautiful piece of property in my entire life. Thank you master, you tell me what you want me to do and I'll do it. Bye bye."

At Monday night's meeting, Walsh apologized. "Evette, I apologize for my comments," said Walsh. "They were insensitive and ill-advised, I should have never said those things."

Walsh also made an apology to the whole council, who then took a vote and decided not to punish him.

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