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Stratford Sergeant Suspended For Anti-BLM Post

Black Lives Matter
Maya Alleruzzo
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.