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A Manchester, N.H. Police Officer Was Fired In 2018 For Reported Racist Comments. An Arbitrator Says He Should Still Have His Job.

A Manchester, N.H. police officer was fired back in 2018 over racist remarks he made targeting Black people.

But an arbitrator has since ruled that the city shouldn’t have fired Aaron Brown, who served with the department from July 2007 until his termination in April 2018, at all. Instead, a copy of the arbitration agreement, posted online by the New Hampshire Union Leader, says Brown should’ve been suspended for 30 days with no pay instead, and should be given his position back.

As a result, Brown was awarded back pay and benefits that have amounted to nearly $140,000, according to the newspaper, and that the city has been forced to pay Brown $1,540 per week while continuing to not rehire him.


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