Aussie cops in hot water over racist e-mail

2010-03-25 13:17

Up to 100 police officers in the Australian state of Victoria are

under investigation over a racist e-mail message that has been circulated in the

internal police e-mail system.

Chief Commissioner Simon Overland told The Age newspaper that

anyone who introduced the material into the system would be fired.

The investigation centers on a graphic image of a non-Caucasian man

being tortured, the newspaper reported today.

Computer experts tracking the e-mail have found that several police

had added “sickening” racist comments before forwarding the e-mail.

The report said those who forwarded the image would be cautioned,

while those who added comments faced more serious internal charges.

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