A Department of Justice report revealed some not-so-surprising details about racism inside the Ferguson Police Department. The DOJ’s findings published on Wednesday included several racist emails from city officials, leading to three people already losing their jobs.
The identities of the two Ferguson police officers and city court clerk who are now jobless due to racist emails have been revealed. All three will be pursuing other endeavors following the release of the Department of Justice’s damning report on the practices of the Ferguson Police Department.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd resigned Thursday, and Court Clerk Mary Ann Twitty was fired on the same day the report was released.
The sources said Henke was associated with an e-mail from 2008 suggesting that President Barack Obama would not be president for very long because a black man can’t hold a job. They said Mudd was associated with an e-mail from 2011 suggesting that CrimeStoppers paid a black woman who terminated a pregnancy.
The Justice Department report also detailed other emails as well, including one that depicted Obama as a chimpanzee.
The Post-Dispatch notes that it remains unclear if the trio sent or received the emails.