FERGUSON, MO – Racist e-mails detailed in the Department of Justice’s March 7th report on Ferguson have been released to the public. Three Ferguson city workers stepped down after the report. The contents of the messages and who they were sent to were not known by the public until now.
Ferguson Court Clerk Mary Ann Twitty was fired over the messages. It appears she started the e-mail chain. Ferguson police Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd resigned, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. They were not given severance packages.
There are names redacted throughout the documents. City Clerk Megan Asikainen tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the non-city employees have a right to privacy.
Many of the messages appear to be copy and pasted from websites and forwarded to Ferguson city workers. Many of these same jokes were also disclosed during an investigation into Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s staff.
Many of the e-mails are posted below. Readers may find some of the images and language in the messages to be very offensive. Can’t see them on your mobile device? Click here.