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US: Police officer's offensive comment gets him fired

Officer Mike Moore tells group of African Americans 'you don’t belong in my city'

Umar Farooq   | 11.08.2018
US: Police officer's offensive comment gets him fired

Washington

By Umar Farooq

WASHINGTON

An Arkansas police officer has been fired after telling a group of African Americans "you don't belong in my city".

Mike Moore was following Demarcus Bunch through the city of England, Arkansas as Bunch and his friends were scouting for a location to shoot a music video in their hometown. After noticing they were being followed, Bunch approached the officer to ask him why.

"You understand I know who my people are, right? Who belongs here, who doesn’t?” Moore said to the group.

Bunch and his friends recorded the encounter and then filed a complaint with the police department. But after getting no response, Bunch decided to post the video on Facebook Tuesday.

In a statement to Anadolu Agency, the England Police Department said Moore was terminated from the department effective Aug. 8.

He was also fired from the Lonoke Police Department last May.

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