Wichita NAACP Wants Police Officers Fired For Comments

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The Wichita NAACP has called for the firings of three police officers who allegedly made inappropriate racial and sexual comments at a party.

The officers, who are all with the Wichita department, were suspended last week.

Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams says the department is investigating the allegations. They stem from the complaint of a citizen who claims to have heard the officers make the comments.

The officers were off-duty when the alleged conversation took place. But department policy says officers must conduct themselves in a manner that reflects favorably on the department both on and off duty.

Wichita NAACP leaders say ``expressions of hatred and bigotry'' by public safety officials ``should NOT be tolerated.''

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