LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police officer has been suspended with pay for after an internal investigation found that he directed a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford.
Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella and Police Chief Robert Healey announced the punishment for Officer John Perrault on Wednesday.
The Sentinel and Enterprise reports that a hearing will be held next week to determine if additional punishment is warranted.
The officer, who is white, was placed on desk duty after the alleged July 5 incident. He was off duty at the time.
He is accused of calling Crawford a "monday" while Crawford was rehabilitating his wrist with a Red Sox minor league affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs, in Manchester, N.H.
The word can be used as a derogatory term for blacks.
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