Suspension for 3 Cops in Facebook Flap

Three police officers have been suspended over racist and sexist comments on their Facebook pages, according to an official in a suburban New York town.
The Harrison town attorney said the Board of Commissioners announced Thursday that Police Chief David Hall had suspended the officers with pay while officials investigate.
Town attorney Bob Palladino said the police chief had placed the three on modified duty earlier Thursday.
One detective reportedly made watermelon and fried chicken jokes about President Barack Obama on the social networking site. The detective and others reportedly ridiculed the Mayor Joan Walsh with sexual comments.
Calls to Walsh were referred to Palladino. Walsh told The Journal News, “I am appalled with their juvenile behavior.”

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