Miami Beach Police Shared Hundreds of Racist and Pornographic Emails

A handful of Miami Beach police officers sent hundreds of racially offensive and pornographic emails and possibly jeopardised dozens of criminal cases in which they were witnesses. An internal investigation revealed that two of the 16 officers were high-ranking within the Miami Beach police department and were the main instigators, Chief Daniel Oates told reporters. One has retired, and the other was fired on Thursday.
Oates said the investigation revealed about 230 emails demeaning to African Americans and women or pornographic in nature. Many were depictions of crude racial jokes involving President Barack Obama or black celebrities such as golfer Tiger Woods. One showed a woman with a black eye and the caption: “Domestic violence. Because sometimes, you have to tell her more than once.”
One of the racially offensive emails depicted a board game called “Black Monopoly” in which every square says “go to jail”.



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