- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Police Department is investigating the use of racial slurs over its radio channel.

In an exchange captured Saturday, two men could be heard referencing the Black Lives Matter movement and using an obscenity referencing sex and a racial slur.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Monday it is unclear whether the transmission came from a Chicago police radio or another source. Guglielmi says a breach of the system has happened before

In a statement, Guglielmi said should the investigation reveal a member of the police department made the statements, “he will be immediately suspended” and disciplinary proceedings launched.

Chicago police have been under increased scrutiny since a series of deadly police shootings, most notoriously the video-recorded shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with first-degree murder.


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