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Racist letter to police officer: 'Kill yourself'

12:30 PM, Sep 5, 2013   |    comments
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(KSDK) -- ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is responding to a report that a black officer received a racist letter through interdepartmental mail.

Chief Dotson ordered internal and criminal investigations after the letter was sent to an officer in the department's south patrol division. The typed letter arrived about a month ago and was addressed to the officer. It includes several profanities and a racial epithet.

Dotson said he's taken steps to ensure the officer's safety, but declined to elaborate.

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