HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut mayor has expressed remorse for saying he “might have tacos” to do something for his town’s besieged Latino community – but he has no plans to step down.

East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. apologized for his comment during a taped interview Tuesday about the FBI’s arrests of four town police officers, but is asking residents to have faith in him.

The officers are charged with violating Latinos’ rights in a pattern of harassment, intimidation and unlawful arrests.

Several state and local officials have castigated Maturo. A Facebook page demanding his resignation had more than 600 supporters Thursday.

An immigration reform group also plans to deliver tacos as a protest symbol Thursday to Maturo’s office and donate scores of others to a local soup kitchen.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. Louie says:

    Hey Mr. Mayor, Let’s get all our friends together & have a taco party. If these good citizens are going to donate the tacos to your office, But just to be on the safe side we had better hire a taster! Perhaps the delivery boy?

  2. Nan says:

    What a great idea Louie. Can I bring Polish food too? I make great Pierogi.

  3. The Mayor says:

    Most of the people donating tacos don’t have papers and drive illegally registered cars with no insurance… and pay no taxes…

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