Suspended Ferguson Officials Resign After DOJ Finds Racist Emails

Two city officials, who had been placed on administrative leave, have resigned after a Justice Department report highlighted racist emails sent by police and court employees, a spokesman said Friday. The city identified the officers late Friday as Rick Henke and William Mudd, and said they resigned Thursday. The city also confirmed the name of an official who was fired earlier this week in connection with the emails — Mary Ann Twitty, the top court clerk. The report concluded that police in Ferguson had used excessive and dangerous force targeted towards the black community. Attorney General Eric Holder said that the police had fostered a "highly toxic environment" of racism and misconduct that turned the city into a "powder keg."

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