Sanford police officer fired over racial Facebook post

Vanessa Knode also accused of improper use of patrol car

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SANFORD, Fla. - A 28-year-old Sanford police officer was fired after she used inappropriate language on a social media page.

Local 6 has confirmed Vanessa Knode was fired over a racial post that appeared on Facebook, but police have not released the specific comment.

Knode, who had been with the Sanford Police Department for more than a year, is also accused of using her patrol car improperly while she was off-duty.

Sanford police said the investigation into Knode was finalized March 7.

No other information was immediately known.

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