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Fort Worth Police Officer Suspended Over Racial Remarks
February 07, 2021
Fort Worth

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

 

2/5/2021

FORT WORTH, Texas-

 For the second time in two weeks, a Fort Worth Police Officer discovered a racially insensitive post shared by another Fort Worth Officer.  On Friday, February 5th, Internal Affairs investigators were made aware and have begun an investigation into the matter.  At the direction of Chief Noakes, the officer, a 4 year veteran, has been placed on restricted duty, which consists of removal of the officer’s gun, badge, and all police powers, pending the outcome of the investigation.  

 The Fort Worth Police Department is committed to transparency and will release further information when we are legally able to do so.  The Fort Worth Police Department holds every officer to a very high standard and any comment, post, or communication which is racially insensitive or unprofessional will not be tolerated. It reflects poorly on our department and the other officers who do the job right every day. Our department will continue to hold accountable those who do not meet our standards.