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Five Lynn officers resign, another fired, following investigation into ‘racially offensive’ texts, drug use

“The actions of these individuals do not reflect the core values of this department."

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
Five Lynn police officers have resigned, one was fired, and two have been suspended following a months-long investigation, police said Friday.


Five Lynn police officers have resigned, one was fired, and two suspended following a monthslong investigation into a text exchange that included “racially offensive language” and evidence of drug use by officers, the city’s police department said in a statement.

Lynn police Chief Christopher P. Reddy condemned the behavior of the officers involved in the investigation, which began in April after the Essex District Attorney’s office provided police with information concerning the improper conduct.

“The actions of these individuals do not reflect the core values of this department. We believe that the results of this investigation reflect our commitment to transparency and accountability to the people we serve. We are committed to upholding those values,” Reddy said in the statement, which was released Friday.

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