Winter Park police lieutenant quits after making racial remark
A Winter Park police lieutenant retired abruptly Thursday rather than be fired after an investigation found he made a racially derogatory remark against African-Americans.
Lt. Ron Johnson, 48, made the remark while speaking to fellow officers at the end of a day-shift briefing in February when the topic of the one-year anniversary of the Trayvon Martin shooting came up. Departments around Central Florida were on alert in case of protests or civil unrest accompanying the anniversary.
"This is why they should be drowned at birth," Johnson said, in an apparent reference to black... read more