MARION, Iowa - A Marion city commissioner is resigning over a social media post that stirred a controversy.
The city of Marion announced the resignation Monday evening, saying it was informed by residents of the post and began an investigation.
The city said the post was interpreted by many as being racially and culturally insensitive.
The Gazette reports commissioner and local realtor Deb Callahan resigned after posting a Halloween costumes depicting an undocumented immigrant being captured by a border patrol agent.
The city said its investigation was based on its ethics and social media policies. It said the effort underscores the importance of the continuing work of Marion’s Community Equity Task Force.