Mayor Barry, a Democrat, announced her resignation at a packed morning news conference at the mayor’s office. It came after she pleaded guilty in court a half-hour earlier as part of a negotiated agreement with District Attorney Glenn Funk to felony theft over $10,000 related to her affair with her former police bodyguard.
A subdued Barry neither apologized nor addressed the criminal charges.
“Today is primarily about the smooth transition from my administration to that of Vice Mayor’s Briley,” she said instead.
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