Pittsylvania County Board censures supervisor following ‘racist and discriminatory’ texts

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Five members of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of censuring one of their own during Tuesday evening’s business meeting.

According to Pittsylvania County officials, the supervisors passed a resolution on Tuesday, Oct. 19 to censure Tunstall District Supervisor Vic Ingram because of “conduct unbecoming a Supervisor that has been detrimental to the Board, the County, and County Staff.”

The resolution accuses Ingram of sending texts about another board member that were construed as racist and discriminatory.

You can read the full resolution below:

In addition, Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Warren issued the following statement Tuesday night on behalf of the board, apologizing to Banister District Supervisor Dr. Charles H. Miller Jr. and condemning racism and discrimination of any kind:

On behalf of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors, I extend my deepest apologies to our colleague Dr. Charles H. Miller, Jr., Banister District representative. We recently learned that Tunstall District Supervisor William “Vic” Ingram sent reprehensible and offensive text messages concerning Miller. These messages were sent during a Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Specifically, these comments are construed as racist to people of color and discriminatory to those experiencing medical difficulties. We condemn and repudiate any form of racism and discrimination on our Board and within the County organization.

Statement released by Robert “Bob” Warren, Chairman of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors, on Tuesday, Oct. 19

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