A new police chief is receiving ALOT of backlash for a e-mail that he sent which included racial slurs. The people are not happy about this email. How did Thomas Burke think that no one was going to find out about this? Upon sending the e-mail, Burke went to the public and released an apology.

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While writting an email that was for soliciting donations from a local parent organization Burke included in the message,

“Good morning. Please click and review. Even a $1.00 will be greatly appreciated. Them Sharon n*****s gotta learn how to read.”

During the apology, Burke said,

“To everybody here, to everybody out there, my deepest — I cannot tell you, from the bottom of my heart, I’m truly sorry. I apologize deeply.”

Farrell and Sharon are neighboring cities in the Mercer County, PA. area. Before Burke was a police chief in Farrell, he worked as a police chief in Sharon.

Stephanie Sheffield, who is a Farrell city councilwoman was very hurt by the e-mail. Sheffield is a African-American woman at that, so I can only imagine how she felt upon reading the email.

“I just feel it was a negative response for our area here in Sharon and Farrell. I spoke to him this morning and I immediately said ‘dismissal’.”

Burke went to Sheffield’s home and apologized to her for the email. According to Burke, the use of the “N word” is common in his area so he uses it all the time. A lot of people including the African-American mayor of the town of Farrell stands behind Burke, accepting his apology.

Source: Huffingtonpost