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Natchitoches investigates police officers’ reported ‘racist’ Facebook posts

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A majority-black Louisiana city is investigating whether two police officers made racist posts on Facebook, and has put both on administrative leave.

News outlets report that a statement from Natchitoches Mayor Lee Posey says two officers are on leave while the city investigates allegedly racist posts.

Neither he nor Police Chief Micky Dove identified the officers or released details about the posts.

Posey says the city will not tolerate racism.

The police department’s Facebook page posted a statement from Dove saying only that the department is aware of the Facebook comment, does not share its views, and will deal with the matter through civil service.

According to Census.gov , the city of 18,000 is about 60 percent black.