St. Louis Police Officers Under Investigation for Racist and Anti-Muslim Facebook Posts

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Police in St. Louis, Missouri will undergo sensitivity training after allegations that current and former officers made racist and anti-Muslim posts on Facebook.

The internal affairs division of the St. Louis police department is investigating allegations that some police officers from the department made racist and violent Facebook posts, the St. Louis-Post Dispatch reported.

The posts were discovered by the Plain View Project, a Philadelphia-based online database composed of Facebook comments and posts that were made by former and current police officers from different jurisdictions across the nation. The project was launched in 2017 and used rosters of police officers to find verified Facebook accounts, the project’s website states.

Emily Baker-White, the founder of the project, told the St. Louis-Post Dispatch that there were 43 accounts tied to St. Louis police officers, 22 of the officers are currently officers of the Metropolitan Police Department of St. Louis and 21 of the…

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