02/06/2010

Boston cop fired in racist e-mail flap

The officer used a racial slur about Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Boston Herald

BOSTON — A Boston cop who fired off an e-mail that used a racial slur about Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. has been bounced from the force.

Police announced this afternoon that Officer Justin Barrett has been “terminated” after five charges were filed against him by a hearing officer for the insulting missive.

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