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MU fires campus police officer after blackface photo discovered

Posted at 2:23 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 15:23:40-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Missouri fired a campus police officer after a blackface photo of him was discovered, the university announced on Tuesday.

A release from the university said MU Police Officer Marcus Collins admitted he was the person in the the picture. It was taken before he was employed with MU Police.

“This type of behavior is not tolerated at Mizzou, and we understand how this impacts our entire community profoundly,” MU Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright said in a release. “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.”