“Because I called you and you didn’t answer, and you f***ed… these cuffs are too tight,” Jenkins said. When the officer returns to the room, he accuses the officer of trying to “humiliate” him.
The incident is the talk of the small upstate New York town and the Monticello Police Benevolent Association is calling for Jenkins to step down.
“It’s a sad situation and I think he needs some help and he should get it,” John Riegler, president of the P.B.A., said.
The mayor has been in trouble with the law before. In 2011, Jenkins pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit sneakers. In 2012, he was cuffed for allegedly hitting a police officer. In July, he appointed his live-in girlfriend, Rochelle Massey, to the village board of trustees.
Jenkins future is unclear, but he may get word on his fate when the Monticello Village Trustees’ meeting takes place on Dec. 6.