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Officer to be disciplined for racist email about virus masks


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma police officer will be disciplined for violating department policy when he responded to an email about coronavirus protective masks that were issued by sending racist images of people with white bags over their faces carrying torches, reminiscent of black victims being lynched by the Ku Klux Klan, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Spokeswoman Sarah Jensen's announcement comes as Norman police Officer Jacob McDonough remains on duty while the department's internal affairs division investigates the May 15 email that he sent to about 250 colleagues. It featured men...

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