St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says he’s frustrated and disappointed after learning a black officer received a racist letter through interdepartmental mail.
Dotson has ordered internal and criminal investigations after learning about the letter last week.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the typed letter arrived about a month ago and was addressed to the officer. It included several profanities and a racial epithet. The sender said the officer was not wanted in the station and threatened not to respond if the officer called for help. The letter included a death threat.
Dotson said he has taken steps to ensure the officer’s safety but declined to elaborate.