“Permit Patty,” a white woman who went viral for appearing to call the police on an 8-year-old black girl selling water without a permit, has resigned from her job at a California cannabis company.
Alison Ettel left her position as chief executive of TreatWell Health, the firm’s spokesperson Cynthia Gonzalez said Tuesday. She described Ettel as an “incredible asset” to the company.
“This decision, while not an easy one, is in the best interest of their patients,” Gonzalez said in a statement. “It is Ms. Ettel’s belief that TreatWell, its employees, and patients should not have to suffer because of a situation that occurred in an escalated moment. And she regrets her part and is remorseful.”