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Probed for discriminatory comment, Florida sergeant resigns



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida detention sergeant has resigned as he was being investigated for reportedly saying he did not “want any more Black females” in a training division. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says 53-year-old Sgt. Richard Nascimento Jr. chose to resign a day before the matter was heard by the Administrative Review Board. The sheriff’s office says that in August, Nascimiento was in his office speaking with another supervisor regarding the selection of deputies for a training division. A Black female deputy walked into the room and heard him say he did not want any more Black women in the division.

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