Ferguson Cop Fired & Two Suspended Following Racist Emails Exposed From Justice Department Report

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One Ferguson police officer has been terminated from the department, along with two being placed on administrative leave, after a slew of racist emails were exposed by the U.S. Justice Department in their 100-page report.

According to NBC News, the seven emails were uncovered by the DOJ in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Mayor James Knowles responded to the documents in a press conference today.

The site reports:

“This type of behavior will not be tolerated in the Ferguson Police Department or any other department,” Knowles told reporters a few hours after Attorney General Eric Holder slammed the city for a “highly toxic environment” of racism and misconduct. “We must do better not only as a city, but also as a state and country.”

The Justice Department highlighted seven grotesquely racist emails sent by police and court employees in a report that Holder…

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