The University of Missouri at Columbia announced Tuesday that it has fired a police officer for posing in blackface. The police officer acknowledged that he was the one in the photograph, which was from before he was employed at the university.
“This type of behavior is not tolerated at Mizzou, and we understand how this impacts our entire community profoundly,” said a statement from Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright. “Racism, hate and insensitive behavior have no place on our campus. We are committed to our values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence, and to making our campus a place where everyone feels welcome and protected.”