Mayor Carleton Carey

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Last month’s resignation of Mayor Carleton Carey in Dover may have resulted from pressure to leave office after complaints about the way he went about appointing the new police chief Paul Bernat.

WBOC reports that City Council President David Bonar and who is now acting Mayor said a week after the appointment five officers – including two captains and three lieutenants filed a reverse discrimination case.

Bonar said that the complained that Bernat chose Martin Mailey to be  chosen second in command because he was African American and the officers were not.