According to Fox 9 News, Hennepin County, Minnesota Sheriff Dave Hutchinson, who oversees county-level law enforcement in Minneapolis, made racist and homophobic comments in a series of texts to subordinates.
The texts messages, uncovered by an outside investigator, come in the weeks and months after he drunkenly crashed a police SUV while driving at 125 miles per hour.
"In a text message from Dec. 30, he refers to Suwana Kirkland, director of Dakota County Community Corrections, who at the time was seeking the DFL endorsement for Hennepin County Sheriff," said the report. "'She get (sic) dfl for sure. Black all the (sic) care about,' Hutchinson texted to a member of his staff. 'People are sick of black people getting things solely on being black,' Hutchinson continued. Kirkland, who is African American, dropped out of the race to focus on her growing family."