“Well, the people spoke,” Antoine said. “The people wanted change. I’m a voice for the people, and the city decided to go a different direction.”
Hobbs, who denied the allegations in an interview with Channel 2 last week, wasn’t seen at Monday night’s council meeting.
During the interview, Hobbs told Channel 2 that two city council members accused his department of racial profiling during a public meeting in August.
However, “I had no dream it could end like this,” he said.
Antoine wouldn’t confirm to Channel 2 if the accusations were the reason for his vote to oust the police chief.
Police Capt. Jason Armstrong has been named interim chief, the news station reported.
In an statement sent to Channel 2, the city declined to comment further on the matter.