Press conference today on officer and racial slur
Off-duty officer may face discipline for allegedly uttering racial slur
Alleged slur uttered at Crawford in NH traced to Mass. police officer
MANCHESTER — City officials in Leominster, Mass., have scheduled a press conference for this morning to discuss the results of their investigation into the actions of an off-duty police officer at a New Hampshire Fisher Cats game earlier this month.
The unnamed officer has been accused of shouting a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford during a minor league game in Manchester on July 5.
Crawford, who is black, was rehabbing with the Portland Sea Dogs, a Red Sox affiliate.
Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella has called the press conference for 11 a.m. at the city's Emergency Management Administration building.
The accusations have “certainly cast a bad shadow on our city for now,” Mazzarella said last week.
Crawford was signing autographs at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium before a game against the Fisher Cats when he said someone yelled a racial slur. “He was the only one I had a problem with,” Crawford told reporters that night.
email@example.com at Fenway Park last week that the fan had referred to him as a “Monday.” According to the Urban Dictionary, the term is “a word that can be used to describe a black person without insulting them with them knowing.”
If the discipline is scheduled to last more than three days, the officer can request a hearing before the mayor, allowing the officer to call witnesses or testify himself, Mazzarella said last week. The officer can pursue the matter further through the civil service appeals process if he is not satisfied with the outcome of the hearing.
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