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Milford Mayor quits position after affair

By Richard Todd email

Milford, OH (FOX19) - The mayor of Milford resigned that position Tuesday night at the first council meeting after a police officer was suspended for spending lots of time with her while on duty.

Amy Brewer read a statement at the beginning of the meeting saying she was resigning the position of mayor, while remaining a council member. 

"Given the recent controversy, I am concerned that council will have difficulty moving forward," she said. "While I remain capable of doing the job as mayor, and it is evident council does not have enough votes to remove me from this office, I feel it would be in the best interest of the City of Milford and citizens to voluntarily resign as mayor.

"I want to make it clear that much of what has been stated and virtually all of which has been speculated upon is inaccurate," she continued. "That said, it is true that I have made mistakes."

The mayor's position is largely ceremonial and she was elected to it by her fellow council members.  She has been replaced by the vice mayor.

Brewer admitted last week to having an affair with Police Officer Russell Kenny.  This came to police attention after a neighbor complained of seeing a police car parked at Brewer's home.  Police started tracking Kenny's car, and also collected recordings of conversations with the mayor that were recorded at times the video system in his car happened to be operating.

Brewer issued a statement a week before the meeting apologizing for the affair. 

Some other council members spoke highly of her after the affair was revealed, while not condoning her behavior.  Brewer was the leading vote-getter by far in the most recent at-large election of council members in 1999.

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