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Video obtained by Fox 17 News Tuesday shows officer Robert McCormick using the racist slur while complaining about a May traffic stop involving a black driver and how mayor Childs handled that driver's complaint.
"Here he's done made love to this damn (expletive) who lives in Springfield, don't even live in Coopertown," said McCormick.
The reserve officer then went on in the video to joke about tasing and pistol whipping that black driver.
Mayor Childs says McCormick is still on the job because he believes the racist rant was less about bigotry and
more about anger towards his boss.
Childs says he reprimanded McCormick after the traffic stop and even made the entire department go through sensitivity training.
"I give everybody a second chance almost," said Childs. "I don't really think the guy is a racist. I think the situations that occurred was unfortunate."
Childs says he won't tolerate racist officers on his police force.
Tuesday, July 31 2012, 10:35 PM CDT
Alexander: TVA to help fish hatchery stay open
May 18, 2013 16:33 GMT
ERWIN, Tenn. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander says the Tennessee Valley Authority will help keep a federal fish hatchery in East Tennessee stay open for at least three more years.
The Erwin National Fish Hatchery has faced closure in the past due to federal budget cuts.
The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/11MN6tv) cited a statement by Alexander that says the TVA has entered into an agreement with state and federal wildlife agencies that has the agency purchasing fish from both of Tennessee's national fish hatcheries for fish mitigation. That also includes the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery.
Meanwhile, the statement says TVA officials will work with state and federal authorities to find a permanent solution.
The TWRA has said the two hatcheries are responsible for raising 60 percent of all trout in Tennessee.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
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