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New York Police Officer Will Keep Job After Transphobic Rap Video Circulated Online

The man in the video was wearing a police uniform while rapping, declaring that there are only two genders and that Hillary Clinton should be hanged for treason

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The New York police officer who was placed on paid administrative leave after a transphobic rap video circulated the internet will keep his job.

A settlement reached by the town of New Paltz, the Police Benevolent Association and the officer, Robert Sisco, will allow him to keep his job, the Times Herald-Record reported.

“This is about as good as we can do,” Town Board Supervisor Neil Bettez told the board. “The arbitrator advised us this was probably not a fireable offense, even though that is what we requested.”

The settlement requires Sisco to serve a 120-day unpaid suspension — most of which has already been served — complete four years of probation, issue an apology to the community and serve 20 hours of community service.

Sisco could be dismissed by the arbitrator if he violates his probation.

In the video, Sisco says there are only two genders and encourages violence against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying that she should be hanged for treason.

Later in the song, Sisco said, “just because I’m a cop, it doesn’t mean that I’m bad.”

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