A Boston police officer was placed on administrative leave after he allegedly used a racial slur when referring to Henry Louis Gates Jr.
In a mass e-mail, Officer Justin Barrett, 36, called Gates a ‘jungle monkey,’ according to a law enforcement source.
Gates, a black Harvard scholar, was arrested at his home earlier this month on a disorderly conduct charge after he tried to budge open the door of his Cambridge home.
I took some grief for defending y’all against racist claims during Gates-gate. The least you can do for me is make an example out of this Barrett dude. FIRE.HIS.ASS.IMMEDIATELY.