ALABAMA OFFICER SUSPENDED, DEMOTED FOR RAP VIDEO

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HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama police officer was suspended and demoted after he posted a video of himself rapping a song with controversial lyrics.

Homewood police officer Jon Newland received a three-day suspension and was demoted from corporal to officer.

In May, Newland posted an Instagram video of himself rapping to a song, stating “my ways are a blaze of mysterious smoke, around your neck I flex this choke.” Officials were made aware of the video on June 18.

Homewood police said the lyrics weren’t a reflection of the department. It’s unclear whether Newland will appeal the decision. Carr didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

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7/22/2020 8:33:44 AM (GMT -5:00)

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