Caption Contained Racial Slur
5:30 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Chickasha Police Chief Resigns Over Facebook Post

A police chief in a central Oklahoma city has resigned after officers called for his resignation over a Facebook post.

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Chickasha City Manager Stewart Fairburn says Eddie Adamson resigned from his post as police chief on Wednesday. Adamson had shared a video clip from the movie "Role Models" about ordering coffee that included a racial slur in the caption.

Fairburn says the police chief didn't notice a caption when he shared the post and when it was brought to his attention, he immediately removed it. He says the police chief has apologized to his officers over the post.

Fairburn says Adamson had served as police chief for about two years.

Assistant Police Chief Shannon McClain is serving as interim police chief.

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