Warren residents sound off on Mayor Jim Fouts at City Council meeting

Warren City Council holds first meeting since release of secret audio recording

WARREN, Mich. – Warren residents sounded off on Mayor Jim Fouts at a City Council meeting Tuesday night after an alleged recording of him insulting people with special needs.

About 100 people came to the meeting to vent their frustrations. Some people were in tears over a secret recording that has been attributed to Fouts.

The angry residents are calling on the City Council members to do something about it.

"His latest comments are close to satanic," one resident said.

People lined up to tell the Council members exactly how they felt about a secret recording made by a former city employee who said the voice on the recording belongs to Fouts.

The recording lasts about seven minutes, but for many in the crowd Tuesday, including parents of children with special needs, it won't be forgotten.

"She does not belong in a cage," Chuck Runyon said of his daughter with special needs. "I'm enraged by this type of nonsense. I can't even speak."

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