WARSAW, N.C. -- Several groups are calling for the resignation of Warsaw Mayor A.J. Connors after his comments about a viral video at a Waffle House involving Anthony Wall and a Warsaw police officer earlier this month.
- A video went viral earlier this month of a Warsaw police officer wrestling an African-American man to the ground at a Waffle House.
- The mayor of Warsaw released a statement saying he did not believe those actions were racially motivated.
- Groups are now calling for Mayor Connors to resign.
Last week, Connors released a video statement in support of Officer Frank Moss saying the officer's actions toward the 22-year old were not racially motivated.
In a civil rights complaint submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice, community advocates say Connors “tilt the scales of advantage to favor Officer Moss regardless of what the video showed."
"The mayor has interfered with what could be a criminal act and if we allow this to happen, the mayor is setting a stage that is beyond Warsaw and beyond the tax payers of Warsaw."
We have reached out to Mayor Connors but have not heard back.
Meantime, Officer Moss remains on administrative leave while the SBI and FBI continue their investigation.