911 operator fired for racist Facebook posts

June 6, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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DALLAS, June 6 (UPI) -- A 911 operator from Dallas was fired after she made a racist comment on Facebook, officials said.

April Sims was fired from her job at the Dallas Police Department for violating the department's social media policy, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Sims, who had been working as a 911 operator since November, posted a number of racist comments on her private Facebook page, such as "I can count on 1 hand the black people I know who don't have [expletive] for brains!!!"

She also compared black people to animals, saying: "Black people are outrageous! They are more like animals, they never know how to act ... Always causing problems."

Dallas City Council member Dwaine Caraway told WFAA-TV, Dallas/Fort Worth, Sims' comment "embarrasses not just the department, it embarrasses the city."

"No. 1, I am shocked and it saddens me to know that this is going on and still taking place in today's time, especially here in 911," Caraway said.

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