Seven racist emails exchanged between Ferguson court and police officials, which were cited in the Department of Justice (DOJ) inquiry in March, were finally released to the press. Some 50,000 messages remain unavailable.
The emails came from former Ferguson court clerk Mary Ann Twitty, former police captain Rick Henke and former police sergeant William Mudd. All were sent and received between 2008 and 2011. Twitty was fired over the emails, while Henke and Mudd resigned shortly after they were revealed.
One of the messages, sent by Twitty to Mudd and Henke in April 2011, showed a still image from the movie “Bedtime for Bonzo,” with then-actor and later President Ronald Reagan bottle-feeding a chimpanzee. The caption read, “Rare photo of Ronald Reagan babysitting Barack Obama in 1962.”