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Durham NAACP president asks for information on officer's remarks

Posted November 14, 2008
Updated December 12, 2008

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— The president of the Durham National Association for the Advancement of Colored People wants more information about an internal investigation into whether police officers posted derogatory remarks about President-elect Barack Obama on their Facebook page.

“Everybody is trying to say there is an inference, but we don’t know what that inference is,” NAACP president Fred Foster said.

The Durham Police Department has said they can’t release the information because it was an internal investigation.

Foster said there is distrust among some people who feel these officers may not be able to objectively serve the community.

“There is an area of trust that has been violated or at least been damaged,” he said.

Foster said if the officer or officers involved are responsible he wants to see the police department take action against them.


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