" LEOMINSTER (CBS) — The Leominster Police Chief wants an officer accused of aiming racial slurs at Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford fired.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Ben Parker reports.
Officer John Perrault allegedly called Crawford a “Monday,” a seldom-used racial slur, during a minor league game in New Hampshire on July 5.
He was placed on leave last week ahead of a disciplinary hearing Wednesday morning.
“I suggest termination to be the sole and appropriate discipline,” Police Chief Robert Healey said to the small gathering.
Perrault, who did not speak at the hearing, insisted through his lawyer that his comments had no racial connotation.
“It was never intended as a racial slur. It was intended to disparage a ballplayer who was having a bad stretch, not hitting the ball, and a fan simply criticizing him,” said Perrault’s attorney Joe Sandulli.
Perrault, though, has been accused of making racially insensitive remarks in the past it was revealed Wednesday.
He allegedly bragged about heckling Crawford on his Facebook page and surrounded the post with other racial slurs "
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