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Fuhrman A Racist, Black Officer Says

Sun., Feb. 26, 1995

A black police officer testified a decade ago that Detective Mark Fuhrman, a key witness against O.J. Simpson, suggested she should go to work as a “secretary” or a “dancer on Soul Train,” Newsweek reports in its March 6 issue.

During an administrative board hearing in 1984 and 1985, Tia Morris, now a detective, identified Fuhrman as a leader of groups called Men Against Women and White Anglo Saxon Policemen and testified that he once told her she “didn’t belong” on the force.

“There’s no question that he’s a racist,” Morris told Newsweek.

Fuhrman’s lawyer, Robert Tourtelot, told The Associated Press Saturday that the department was required to investigate and its probe cleared his client.

Simpson’s lawyers have tried to portray Fuhrman, who is white, as a bigot who could have planted a bloody glove to frame Simpson. Fuhrman denies it.

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