JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The city of Jacksonville has suspended a code inspector who sparked controversy Monday after she issued a warning citation to a Westside business over military flags and then was caught on surveillance video in a confrontation with a customer who objected to the citation.
The inspector’s supervisor, who was present during the incident, has also been suspended, Mayor Lenny Curry said Tuesday.
Melinda Power came under fire after she cited Jaguar Power Sports for a rooftop display, which includes two United States flags, a Jacksonville Jaguars flag and flags representing every branch of the military.
A Facebook video from an employee at the business describing the confrontation that followed has gone viral with more than 5 million views.
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