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Multiple organizations calling for Sykes to step down

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Toledo Police Patrolman's Association and the International Union of Police Associations are calling for councilman Larry Sykes to step down as a member of the Toledo City Council after an internal investigation revealed police did not abuse their power when pulling the councilman over for an obstructed license plate.

Sykes was pulled over for not having a front license plate and for the plate on the back of his SUV being obstructed.  After the stop he claimed there was no reason for the officers to pull him over, and that he was being profiled.

Following the internal investigation revealing the traffic stop was justified, Sykes apologized to the police department, but that was not enough for the unions who represent police officers.

"Accusing racism is completely wrong," said Rich Roberts of the International Union of Police Associations.  "It's defaming to a couple of good officers and for a person in an elected office to act that was towards other public servants is unconscionable."

We reached out to Larry Sykes to get his take on the new groups calling for his resignation, but he did not return our call.

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