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LA City Council President Criticized for Alleged Racial Slur

  • Councilmember Bonin urges for resignations over statements
  • Call comes after leaked audio of politicians’ conversation
Nury Martinez 

Nury Martinez 

Photographer: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images

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Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez and other city officials are facing criticism over allegedly racist remarks targeting a fellow councilmember and his son.

Councilmember Mike Bonin released a statement calling for the resignation of Martinez after the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday that Martinez and other officials made derisive statements about him and his Black son in a leaked recording of the conversation.