Cop says he was asked to change name from ‘Jose’ to ‘Joseph’
TONASKET, Wash. -- City government in the tiny town of Tonasket, Washington, is in turmoil after a police officer came forward with allegations that the mayor wanted him to start using the name "Joseph" because "Jose" sounded too Hispanic. The situation prompted the mayor to disband the small police department, and for City Council members to demand the mayor resign.