POLITICS
08/24/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Texas Police Officers On Leave After Circulating Racist Anti-Obama Email

Four Grand Prairie police officers and a dispatcher are on paid administrative leave after a racist e-mail about President Barack Obama was circulated, and the local NAACP chapter is asking whether a recent round of diversity training was for naught.

The e-mail came from outside the department, but the officers opened and/or forwarded it, said Detective John Brimmer, a Grand Prairie police spokesman.

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