Compton School Board Member Vows to Keep Seat After Arrest

Community activist Najee Ali, center left, exchanges words with Jasmyne Cannick, center right, outside the home of Compton school board member Skyy Fisher following his arrest. Cannick is a spokeswoman for Fisher, while Ali wants him to resign. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

Community activist Najee Ali, center left, exchanges words with Jasmyne Cannick, center right, outside the home of Compton school board member Skyy Fisher following his arrest. Cannick is a spokeswoman for Fisher, while Ali wants him to resign. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

A Compton school board member arrested last week on suspicion of sexually assaulting a sleeping man, said he will not step down despite numerous calls for his resignation.

Skyy Fisher has been a controversial figure on the Compton Unified School Board of Trustees since he was elected in 2011. City leaders and residents called for his resignation after he used a homophobic slur to refer to Trayvon Martin in a podcast in 2012. (Photo via Facebook)

Skyy Fisher has been a controversial figure on the Compton Unified School Board of Trustees since he was elected in 2011. City leaders and residents called for his resignation after he used a homophobic slur to refer to Trayvon Martin in a podcast in 2012. (Photo via Facebook)

In a statement released through his spokeswoman, Skyy D. Fisher said inaccurate information has been disseminated in an effort to force him from the school board. He vowed to fight the allegations while continuing to serve the students and parents of Compton.

“Mr. Fisher expects to be fully exonerated and vindicated in this matter,” Jasmyne Cannick, his spokeswoman, said in the statement.

But community members protested Monday outside his home, and again pushed for his ouster during a late afternoon board meeting. Fisher was not home at the time of the protest, and was absent from the board meeting.

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