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Hampton University Police Department fires 9 officers for violating code of conduct, sharing offensive social media posts

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Posted at 6:03 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 18:51:49-04

HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton University Police Department announced Thursday that it fired nine officers due to unacceptable conduct.

Hampton by Sandra Snyder

According to the department, an investigation found that the officers “egregiously violated” the university’s code of conduct, sharing misogynistic, racist and other offensive remarks via social media.

“Every member of the Hampton University community must adhere to the university’s code of conduct,” the department said in a statement. “The university has a zero tolerance for such behavior.”

“The Hampton University Police Department has 43 authorized positions, including 25 state-certified police officers, 10 security officers, 5 telecommunication personnel and various administrative support personnel,” the department’s website reads. “The state-certified police officers have full arrest powers, and receive their training from the Hampton Roads Regional Academy of Criminal Justice.”

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