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Baltimore FOP responds to email calling Black Lives Matter protesters "thugs"

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 17:39:17-04
The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police spoke out Thursday on an email in which an officer called Black Lives Matter protesters "thugs." 
 
 
"The comments and demeanor of Victor Gearhart do not reflect the beliefs, or standards of our organization," the tweet read. 
 
Gearhart, the FOP's vice president, was suspended after sending an email referring to members of the Black Lives Matter movement as "thugs" to the entire police force. 

Protesters gathered Sunday outside of the Fraternal Order of Police's annual convention. 

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