New Haven Police Did Not Make Racial Slur Over Radio: FBI

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    A 17-year-old was shot during attempted robbery on Dixwell Avenue in New Haven this morning, according to police.

    An FBI investigation into an alleged racial slur heard over the New Haven police radio channel has determined that the slur was not made using a department radio and that police are not responsible for the transmission, according to a release from the New Haven Police Department.

    The four-month investigation was launched after the N-word was reportedly heard over the New Haven police department frequency on Dec. 30, 2013.

    According to the FBI, New Haven Police Department radios are “incapable of producing the identification signal that was detected” in the racially charged transmission, the release says.

    African American police officers working in New Haven called a meeting at New Haven City Hall in February to address a series of racially discriminatory incidents they say happened within the department, including the radio transmission.