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Police Officer Fired After Posting Racial Slur On Social Media

MCKEESPORT (KDKA) -- The mayor of McKeesport has fired a part-time police officer after an inappropriate social media post surfaced.

The post allegedly shows terminated officer Melissa Adamson in uniform with the caption, "I'm the law today," followed by a racial slur.

Mayor Michael Cherepko posted on the borough's Facebook page Tuesday afternoon that the officer's actions will not be tolerated in the City of McKeesport.

He says she has been relieved of her duties, and her employment has been terminated.

Read the full statement here:

As Mayor of the City of McKeesport, I feel compelled to publicly address an issue that has come to my attention via...

Posted by City of McKeesport - Mayor's Office on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

According to the mayor, Adamson was a probationary employee in training and had only been on the job for a few weeks.

The Pitcairn Police Department also released a statement on their Facebook page.

It says: "There has been a picture circulating around of an ex-female employee of the Pitcairn Police Department. As the picture alone does not constitute misconduct, it is symbolic speech and protected under the First Amendment. However, it is the content of the text in the picture which is unacceptable. The Pitcairn Police Department holds high integrity for the community we serve and this type of conduct will not be tolerated."

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