Mississippi police officer suspended for alleged racial slur
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police officer has been suspended with pay after he allegedly used a racial slur against a fellow officer.
Meridian Police Officer Joey Lawn is accused of calling a black officer the n-word. Lawn is a K-9 supervisor who has been with the department for more than 10 years.
Interim Meridian Police Chief Charles Coleman told WTOK-TV the incident happened in 2018 and resurfaced recently.
Coleman said Lawn will remain suspended until the investigation is completed.
Further details were not released.