Louisville corrections officer suspended after Facebook post

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Louisville Department of Corrections says a corrections sergeant who apparently shared a controversial Facebook post on his personal page has been suspended.

WDRB-TV (http://bit.ly/29Ym7oY ) said Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton suspended Sgt. Derek Hale on Wednesday afternoon and began an investigation into whether there was a violation of the employee ethics code and conduct policy.

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Bolton said in a statement that his agency works to improve race relations and that the post hurt those efforts.

Earlier Wednesday, the president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League, Sadiqa N. Reynolds, said the post indicates an attitude that is dangerous to the community and the officer’s colleagues.

Louisville officials, law enforcement and community activists have called on the city to band together after the shooting of the two black men and shootings in Dallas that left five police officers dead and six injured.

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Information from: WDRB-TV, http://www.fox41.com

 

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