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(CNN)A white police officer in Michigan who says he was taunted by fellow officers when he told them that he was part black will receive a $65,000 settlement, his attorney said.

Sgt. Cleon Brown, a 19-year veteran with the police department in Hastings, Michigan, said a series of taunts began in 2016 when he took a genetic test through Ancestry.com and learned that he was 18% African.
His colleagues at the police department were whispering “Black Lives Matter” while pumping their fists as they walked past him and his police chief referred to him as “Kunta,” he said. (Kunta Kinte is a character in Alex Haley’s novel, “Roots: The Saga of an American Family.”)
“It was almost like a disgraced type of reaction that I got from them like, ‘Why are you proud of this type of thing?’,” he told CNN affiliate WDIV.
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