CINCINNATI (AP) – An arbitrator has ruled that the city of Cincinnati must pay lost wages to a black police officer who was suspended for using a racial slur.

Officer Donte Hill was given a written reprimand after he was recorded using a slur while responding to a fight in November 2018. Chief Eliot Isaac had Hill’s case reviewed a month later when a white officer named Dennis Barnette was also recorded using a racial slur while trying to arrest a black woman at a nightclub.

Both Hill and Barnette received unpaid suspensions. Both officers filed lawsuits against the city.

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