Chickasha Police Chief Resigns After Racial Controversy On Facebook

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 8:46 am
By: News 9

Chickasha Police Chief Eddie Adamson has resigned after he reportedly shared a post on Facebook that included a racial slur. 

News 9 has learned that Chief Eddie Adamson resigned Thursday morning. It all started over something the chief shared on his Facebook page. And it's a racially-charged word in the post that caught everyone's attention.

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A letter, written by a police sergeant on the department and signed by several other people, made its way to the Chickasha City Manager. 

In the letter, the sergeant says he believes immediate action needs to be taken against the chief for using the “N” word. The sergeant recalls as a child a police officer used the derogatory term to him and to see his police chief use the word, even on social media, is hurtful and offensive and crosses a professional line when he posted it.