Correction: Social Media-Chief's Resignation story

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Posted: Jul 26, 2016 2:01 PM

JONESVILLE, La. (AP) — In a story July 21 about a police chief being asked to resign, The Associated Press reported erroneously the state in which Jonesville is located. The town is in Louisiana, not Mississippi.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Police chief asked to resign after police violence remarks

Officials in a Louisiana town have asked the police chief to resign after online comments he made about violence against police

JONESVILLE, La. (AP) — Officials in a Louisiana town have asked the police chief to resign after online comments he made regarding violence against police.

The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.ly/2aeCElS) reports that the town council asked for Jonesville Police Chief Skylar Dore's resignation on Tuesday.

Dore, who is white, recently posted on his personal Facebook page profanity-laced remarks against President Barack Obama following the recent killings of police officers. In his post, Dore called the shooters terrorists who have declared war on police.

Dore has apologized for the comments, saying they came out of frustration.

Jonesville Councilwoman Loria Hollins says the council voted unanimously to have Dore submit his resignation or be relieved of his duties.