. Alabama city says it couldn’t legally fire police after racist text scandal. They found a loophole instead. « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY/The mayor of a small Alabama city said the city couldn’t legally fire police officers after the city’s three-member police department was engulfed in a scandal over racist texts. So the city is instead disbanding the department and laying off its officers.

The city council for the city of Vincent unanimously voted to disband its three-member police department during a public meeting Thursday after authorities say one of the members of the department sent a text with a racist joke about slavery.

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