SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Doris Turner (D-Springfield) released the following statement regarding recent revelations of racist and antisemitic social media posts from a now-former Springfield police officer.
“The comments and views that have been unearthed are shocking and disgusting. They are an affront to our great community and the remarkable men and women of the police department that serves it. I believe there needs to be a thorough, independent investigation of this former officer and his conduct. But I want to thank the department for taking swift action, and I hope to be a resource as we move forward together as a community.”