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Off-duty deputy ordered out of WPB City Hall

William McCray (courtesy of the Palm Beach Post) William McCray (courtesy of the Palm Beach Post)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - An off-duty Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy, who has a long-standing legal dispute with the city, was asked to leave his gun in his personal car before addressing the city commission at a public meeting Monday night.

Mayor Lois Frankel made the request citing recent incidents around the country where guns were fired at public officials.

Even though there's a sign saying guns aren't allowed inside city hall, police say, an exception is ordinarily made for law-enforcement, whether they're on or off-duty.

Deputy William McCray sued the city years ago for discrimination after he was terminated from the West Palm Beach Police Department. McCray said racism against African-Americans is behind the request that he leave his gun outside the meeting.

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