LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) _ A Massachusetts police officer has been suspended with pay for after an internal investigation found that he directed a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford.

Leominster (LEH’-min-stuhr) Mayor Dean Mazzarella and Police Chief Robert Healey announced the punishment for Officer John Perrault on Wednesday.

The Sentinel and Enterprise reports that a hearing will be held next week to determine if additional punishment is warranted.

The officer, who is white, was placed on desk duty after the alleged July 5 incident. He was off duty at the time.

He is accused of calling Crawford a “monday” while Crawford was rehabilitating his wrist with a Red Sox minor league affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs, in Manchester, N.H. The word can be used as a derogatory term for blacks.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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