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Columbus County NAACP to hold community meeting in reference to Sheriff Jody Greene

WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) – The NAACP Columbus County Chapter has announced a community meeting in reference to Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene at the Brunswick Waccamaw Missionary Baptist Association building on Tuesday, October 4 at 6 p.m.

Last week, audio recordings illustrating Greene makes racist comments were revealed to the public. Members of the NC NAACP called for Greene’s resignation later that day.

The NC NAACP released the following statement at the time:

On Wednesday, September 28, WECT News 6 released gruesome recordings of Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene making racist comments about black residents. In response, President Deborah Dicks Maxwell of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and Curtis Hill, President of the Columbus County Branch of the NAACP, issued the following joint statement:

“Sheriff Jody Greene must resign. His language is divisive, mean, and offensive — his lyrics are derogatory and hurtful to people of color. His actions cast a cloud over his ability to run office impartially.

“Our law enforcement officials must be held to high moral standards. The NAACP, as a member of the Governors Task Force on Racial Equity in Criminal Justice, knows that these biased and damaging statements n “have no place in law enforcement. We call on other law enforcement officials, county leaders, and all who call Columbus County home to reject the sentiments expressed in these statements.”