The other 14 recipients of the picture confirmed it came from Moriarty, according to the order.
The order said there was enough evidence to prove that Moriarty’s actions were insensitive and damaging to the department.
Moriarty’s past traffic stops and arrests were examined as part of the investigation and no apparent bias was found.
After reviewing the Internal Affairs investigation, Dembinsky recommended Moriarty’s termination to the city manager.
“The actions in this case are reprehensible. Nobody who holds these types of racist biases can be an unbiased and effective law enforcement officer, and this type of behavior will never be tolerated or defended by this agency,” he said to the city. “These actions undermined the public trust and only serve to make the job of dedicated officers more difficult.”
The Public Safety Department is now contracting with the U.S. Department of Justice to provide bias training for all of its officers. “I will do everything within my power to assure that this type of incident never happens here again,” Dembinsky said.