New Albany (Ky) police officer Jack Messe has been given a rare suspension for comments made during roll call when he criticized the giving of civil rights to minorities. A board gave him a 40 day suspension.
Messer was found guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer as well as a violation of police policy for working at a lawn care company owned by his wife.
The suspension was for 30 days for the racial remarks and 10 days for the lawn care work.
The NAACP had demanded punishment in the case.