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Stratford Sergeant Suspended For Anti-BLM Post

Black Lives Matter
Maya Alleruzzo
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Associated Press
Citites painted Black Lives Matter murals across the country as racial justice protests around the world called for an end to police brutality.

A Connecticut police sergeant has been suspended for three days without pay for calling Black Lives Matter a terrorist group in a Facebook post in September. 

Hearst Connecticut Media reports Stratford Sergeant Jamie Rivera was disciplined on Monday after a Town Council meeting.

Rivera's post was condemned by Stratford officials and community leaders, with some calling for the sergeant to be fired. 

The police union is appealing the suspension.