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Two BRPD officers ordered to learn about systemic racism after discovery of racist emails

3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, September 10 2019 Sep 10, 2019 September 10, 2019 5:32 PM September 10, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A pair of Baton Rouge police officers will have to undergo special training after multiple email exchanges peppered with racial slurs were exposed this week.

The emails dating back to 2014 and 2015 were sent using the officers' official work email and include repeated use of the n-word. The emails are redacted as to conceal the identity of the officers involved.

"My blood is boiling but I will kill them with kindness no n****r will ever bring me down," one email read in part.

"They wonder why their called N****rs!! I am F***ing PISSED!!!!" another read.

The department confirms it launched an internal investigation into the use of racially-insensitive language, which were said to be isolated incidents. Both officers were ordered to participate in a class on the "dehumanization of black men and boys," which they recently completed.

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