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    Leominster officer fired over Carl Crawford slur

    The mayor of Leominster fired a police officer on Thursday who allegedly directed a racial epithet at Red Sox player Carl Crawford during a minor league game in New Hampshire earlier this month.

    In a letter to the officer, John A. Perreault, Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella, said he believed Perreault’s comment to Crawford and other incidents violated police department rules and reflected poorly on the department.

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