The University of South Florida Police Department said Friday it has placed an officer on administrative leave after officials were made aware of a Twitter account with racist language they called “disturbing.”
The department did not immediately release the officer’s name or give details about the Twitter account.
“We immediately began a preliminary investigation and are working to gather details associated with this allegation,” Public Information Officer Audrey Clarke said in a statement. “The University of South Florida rejects in the strongest possible terms all forms of racism and discrimination. They do not reflect our Principles of Community, which value diversity and inclusion.”
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