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One Ferguson police officer has been terminated from the department, along with two being placed on administrative leave, after a slew of racist emails were exposed by the U.S. Justice Department in their 100-page report.

According to NBC News, the seven emails were uncovered by the DOJ in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Mayor James Knowles responded to the documents in a press conference today.

The site reports:

“This type of behavior will not be tolerated in the Ferguson Police Department or any other department,” Knowles told reporters a few hours after Attorney General Eric Holder slammed the city for a “highly toxic environment” of racism and misconduct. “We must do better not only as a city, but also as a state and country.”

The Justice Department highlighted seven grotesquely racist emails sent by police and court employees in a report that Holder said revealed constitutional violations and excessive and dangerous use of force disproportionately targeted against African-Americans. He said the bias was coupled with determination to squeeze as much revenue as possible from overzealous enforcement of minor violations — “to use law enforcement not as a public service, but as a tool for raising revenue.”

MSNBC also reports more of Holder’s comments on the report:

Holder said the report revealed constitutional violations and excessive and dangerous use of force disproportionately targeted against African-Americans. He said the bias was coupled with determination to squeeze as much revenue as possible from overzealous enforcement of minor violations – “to use law enforcement not as a public service, but as a tool for raising revenue.”

This news comes after the reports of Officer Darren Wilson not receiving any charges after the death of Michael Brown, as the DOJ ruled that he did not violate any of his civil rights.

SOURCE: NBC NewsMSNBC | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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