The Polk County mayor accused of using a deceased person's disabled parking permit to park in a reserved spot has resigned.
- Davenport Mayor Teresa Bradley steps down from post
- She was accused of illegally using a disabled parking permit
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Davenport Mayor Teresa Bradley was arrested earlier this month and faces several charges, including criminal use of deceased person's ID, possession of altered/counterfeit decal, and unlawful use of disabled person's parking permit, according to an arrest report.
The resignation and six months probation are part of her plea deal, according to Assistant State Attorney Jacob Orr. She pled no contest to unlawful use of a handicap placard, a second-degree misdemeanor.
In November, the Sheriff's Office said it received information that Bradley, 60, was parking in reserved spots in Davenport City Hall but was not known to be disabled or have a permit issued to her.
#BREAKING: Mayor of Davenport resigns a little more than a week after @PolkCoSheriff said detectives caught her using a dead person's disabled placard to park in disabled parking. The resignation and six months probation are a part of her plea deal. @BN9 pic.twitter.com/BIZWTTvLjI— Stephanie Claytor (@ClaytorReports) December 15, 2017
During the investigation, deputies said they saw Bradley parking in one of the designated reserved spots, placing the placard on a car mirror before leaving the vehicle, and then removing the placard after she returned to the car.
"We expect our elected officials to set the proper example. She not only violated the law, she embarrassed the citizens of Davenport with her illegal conduct," Sheriff Grady Judd said.