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A Baton Rouge police officer has resigned after it was discovered that he allegedly sent a string of extremely racist text messages.

When the messages were exposed, Michael Elsbury, who has been with the department for about 15 years, resigned.

Saturday night Mediaite posted a photo of Elsbury on their twitter.

Even though he resigned, Elsbury still faces a criminal investigation, according to Cpl. Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge Police Spokesperson.

The allegations surfaced Wednesday when NAACP state President, Ernest Johnson, said he was shown these racist texts which were allegedly sent by a Baton Rouge cop.

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The text read, in part, “They are nothing but a bunch of monkeys. The only reason they have this job is the n*gger, n*gger in them.”

Further on in the texts Elsbury allegedly sent, he says, “I wish someone would pull a Ferguson on them and take them out. I hate looking at those African monkeys at work… I enjoy arresting those thugs with their saggy pants.”

Sadly this only confirms the view of police that many minorities already have; maybe now those who do not directly experience the plight of racism through a badge, may be more aware of its existence.

At least this racist cop is off the streets...for now anyway.

Below is the original report by WBRZ.