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Cop resigns over Facebook post calling Obama a "camel jockey"

METRO ATLANTA / STATE NEWS 3:01 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011
By Rhonda Cook
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A captain with the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office saw his career begin to unravel a few weeks ago after he posted on his personal page on comments about President Obama, using terms like “towel headed” and “camel jockey.”

File Sgt. Lewis Rusgrove, who was initally suspended without pay for 10 days, has resigned from the Barrow County sheriff's department.

Within days of suspending then-Capt. Lewis Rusgrove for 10 days, other employees at the agency complained to Sheriff Jud Smith about the assistant commander of the office's criminal investigation division. They said Rusgrove also had said “some disparaging” things to them that made them uncomfortable and could put the office’s objectivity in question.

On Thursday, Rusgrove resigned after Smith went


Added: May-21-2011 Occurred On: May-20-2011
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