- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Officials in Providence, Rhode Island, are investigating whether they can revoke the pension of a white police sergeant fired after he had a black officer handle a suspicious package and said it wouldn’t be a big deal if the officer got sick.

The city dismissed Sgt. David Marchant over the incident that involved a package found at Brown University with a white powdery substance on it.

When Marchant was asked if he followed proper protocols he said he had a black patrolman, Khari Bass, handle the package and if Bass got sick it wouldn’t be a problem because “he’s a black guy anyway.”

Marchant insisted he was joking.

WJAR-TV (https://bit.ly/1MYk4hs ) reports that officials say his actions might rise to the level of dishonorable service, which could allow for the loss of his pension.


Information from: WJAR-TV, https://www.turnto10.com

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