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Durham PD internal investigation almost complete

Posted December 10, 2008 1:46 p.m. EST
Updated December 12, 2008 3:25 p.m. EST

— Durham police are expected to finish an investigation this week into whether officers posted derogatory remarks about President-elect Barack Obama on their Facebook pages, City Manager Tom Bonfield said.

Bonfield said he had not seen a report on the investigation. He said he expected Police Chief Jose Lopez to release that report.

Bonfield said he expects the officers' comments, posted on the social networking site, to be made public.

The president of the Durham chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has asked that the officers' comments be made public and that the department discipline any officers found to be involved.