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Black caucus called for Kincaid's resignation

Dr. William Kincaid.
Dr. William Kincaid.

By Maria Hickey, KWMU

St. Louis, MO. – Members of the Board of Aldermen's black caucus say a one-week suspension was not enough for Dr. William Kincaid.

The director of the St. Louis Health Department resigned Thursday amidst allegations that he made a racially derogatory joke several weeks ago.

"When we found out there was a one-week suspension that was not appropriate for us," Carter said.

Carter says he does not think the mayor was personally involved in making the decision to suspend Kincaid rather than dismiss him.

The mayor's office is not commenting saying it's a personnel matter.

Mayor Slay did announce Thursday that Pamela Rice Walker, the chief of the department's communicable disease division, would serve as interim director.