Jeana Sager, the candidate running for a seat on the Middletown Township Committee has now released a statement explaining — and defending — controversial comments she made back in June, where she was caught on video saying "To me, a lot of police are criminals."
In the videotaped conversation, which you can watch below, Sager also voice support for needle exchanges and decriminalizing drug use.
As Patch was first to report, Sager lost her running mate, Sean Byrnes, late Friday afternoon. Controversy over her comments swelled in the past 72 hours and she was dropped by the Middletown and county Democratic party a day later. Byrnes and Sager were running as the Democratic ticket for the two seats on the Middletown Township Committee against Republican incumbents Rick Hibell and Kevin Settembrino.