Texarkana City Board Member Reprimanded

TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTAL) - The Texarkana, Arkansas board of directors voted Monday night to publicly reprimand Ward Two Director Laney Harris.

The board's vote to censure Harris was also followed by a vote to remove him from the city's Advertising & Promotions Commission.

Mayor Ruth Penney Bell said among the reasons are a harassment and sexual misconduct complaint filed against Harris with TAPD (Texarkana Arkansas Police Department) last month.

Harris was not present during the vote, which took place after an executive session of the board.

Harris had this response to the board's action:
"Love your enemies, bless them that curse you. Do good to them that hate you. Pray for them that spitefully use you and persecute you."

To the harassment complaint, Harris replied, "Judge Judy does not accept a police report. It's hearsay at best."

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