Po­lice apol­o­gize for faked story of ex­ple­tive on cup

Antelope Valley Press - - Second Front -

HER­ING­TON, Kan. — A Kansas po­lice depart­ment is apol­o­giz­ing after an of­fi­cer ad­mit­ted to mak­ing up a story that a McDon­ald’s em­ployee wrote an ex­ple­tive and the word “pig” on a cof­fee cup.

Her­ing­ton Po­lice Chief Brian Hor­na­day said in a news re­lease Wed­nes­day that he is “truly sorry for all un­nec­es­sary, neg­a­tive at­ten­tion and pain that this in­ci­dent has brought to ev­ery per­son who was af­fected.”

The apol­ogy came after Hor­na­day an­nounced Mon­day that the now-for­mer of­fi­cer “com­pletely and solely fab­ri­cated” the al­le­ga­tion that he was handed the cof­fee cup with the ex­ple­tive at a McDon­ald’s drive-thru in Junc­tion City. Hor­na­day said then that the of­fi­cer told him the in­ci­dent was “meant to be a joke” and re­signed.

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