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St. Louis County dispatcher investigated for using racial slur over police radio is chief's brother-in-law, sources say

January 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A St. Louis County dispatcher is under investigation after a racial slur was used over the police radio.

LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV. com) -- A St. Louis County employee, who sources say is the brother-in-law of Chief Mary Barton, is under investigation after broadcasting a racial slur over the radio to dozens of on-duty police officers Saturday. A St. Louis County Police spokesperson said the employee was working as a dispatcher when he said the N-word while dispatching a call.

We have, and will continue, to hold one another accountable," St. Louis County Police Chief Mary Barton said. A spokesperson for the department added: The use of such language has no place in our Department; therefore, it should not and will not be tolerated.

Each member of our Department Family and every citizen we serve shall be treated with dignity and respect. The investigation will be thorough, impartial, and overseen by the Deputy Chief of Police. The department said that Barton has recused herself from the investigation. The St. Louis County Police Association told News 4 they were appalled by the incident. “We are aware of the racist language that was broadcast over the police radio last evening.

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