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Longtime Seattle officer used racial slurs

September 21, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) — Records show a longtime Seattle police detective used racial slurs while working off-duty in front of a Seattle City Light crew and retired officers.

The Seattle Times reports officer Salvatore Ditusa Jr. retired after the department opened an internal investigation last year that concluded he used the slurs and would have been fired.

The department’s Office of Police Accountability civilian director Andrew Myerberg wrote in a case summary that his conduct and comments have no place in the profession of policing, let alone in modern society.

Ditusa is not identified in the summary, but his name was provided to The Seattle Times by a source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Police Department has not released the full case file.

Ditusa joined the department in 1991.

Attempts by the newspaper to contact him Friday weren’t successful.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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