US police officer sues boss over KKK note

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A black police officer in the US state of Ohio has filed a discrimination complaint after allegedly receiving a racist note from a superior officer. Officer Keith Pool made the complaint after video footage emerged of then-Sheffield Lake Police Chief Anthony Campo placing a note on his desk reading “Ku Klux Klan” (KKK) last June. It is also alleged Mr Campo engaged in ongoing racist abuse against Mr Pool. Mr Campo has since resigned and said his actions were “a joke”. Mr Pool, who became Sheffield Lake’s first black officer in 2020, told reporters during a press conference on Thursday that his initial reaction had been one of shock, simply asking the then police chief: “Are you serious?” “What else can you say to the chief of police, who had done something so heinous and so awful to the first black officer ever? It’s not understandable,” he said.(BBC)…[+]