Cincinnati Police Officer Who Used Racial Slur Fired

City officials approved the termination Monday of Cincinnati police officer Rose Valentino, who was caught by a body camera in April using a racial slur while stuck in traffic outside Western Hills University High School.

“I want to be clear; this type of hateful speech will not be tolerated by anyone who works for the Cincinnati Police Department, sworn or civilian,” Interim Police Chief Teresa Theetge said in a news release announcing the officer’s termination.

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