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Another union calls for Sykes to resign

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There's more pressure on Toledo City Councilman Larry Sykes to resign.

Our media partner The Blade reports that the regional director of the AFSCME Union is asking Sykes to resign. 13abc broke the story earlier in the week that both the Toledo Police and Fire unions were demanding Sykes step down as well as the the Toledo Federation of Teachers.

This comes after Syke's claim that two white police officers stopped him without justification. Sykes expressed concerns that he was being profiled.

Video of the incident showed that the Councilman was informed that the reason for the stop was that he only had one license plate and that his remaining plate had a plastic cover that made it difficult to read.
In dash-cam video of the traffic stop, Officer Derek Cranford, gets out and knocks on the door, while his partner, Officer David Sprott, stands off to the side.

The officer tells councilman Larry Sykes, "I could hardly read your license plate with that license plate cover on."

Sykes sent a letter to Toledo Police Chief Moton claiming he was profiled. A TPD investigation found those claims to be false. He now says he never said he was racially profiled.

Sykes later admitted that he removed the plastic cover and replaced the light bulb over his plate.
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