ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Some Allentown residents have been outraged after a video surfaced on Fb.
The ten-second video seems to indicate Oscar Ortiz, on the time a member of Allentown’s Council of Youth, utilizing a racial slur.
Ortiz is the chief working officer of the Ortiz Ark Basis. It is a non-profit that hyperlinks households and communities with sources they want like meals, training, and well being companies.
As soon as the video circulated, the Basis launched a press release. They are saying the video was “edited” and it does not replicate the scenario or the reality. They mentioned they wish to reassure everybody they do not condone racism.
The assertion says there’s a full video which was recorded by their 24-hour monitoring system. 69 Information has not been capable of affirm the existence of that video.
On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Matt Tuerk had Ortiz faraway from the Allentown Council of Youth, citing his authority granted by the Residence Rule Constitution.
His memo to the Metropolis Council acknowledged “I’m eradicating Oscar Ortiz from the Allentown Council of Youth efficient instantly. The Metropolis of Allentown won’t tolerate any racism or hate. There isn’t a room for individuals in official positions in my administration who select to make use of hateful and offensive language.”