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Head of City's Civil Rights office says he was fired


St. Louis, MO – The head of St. Louis City's Civil Rights Enforcement Agency says he was fired because he's taking part in an effort to recall an alderman.

Mayor Francis Slay's office won't confirm whether Kenneth Jones was fired. But Jones says he was, on Friday. He he'll keep trying to recall Alderman Jeffrey Boyd.

The agency Jones headed looks into allegations of illegal discrimination in housing and employment.

Jones was a city alderman for nearly 20 years before he resigned to take the civil right's job in the mayor's administration.