HOUSTON – The city’s school system has fired a police officer for creating and distributing a “Ghetto Handbook.” The eight-page booklet, handed out to other police officers at a May roll call, said the definitions it contained would allow readers to speak as if they “just came out of the hood.” It was subtitled “Wucha dun did now?”
Gang investigator Roby Morris, 34, had worked for 11 years at the Houston Independent School District before being fired this past week, according to an investigation report released Friday. He had been on paid leave since August. “This incident represents an egregious violation of our standards of conduct and decency,” said school district spokesman Terry Abbott.
Morris told investigators he made the booklet to get back at one of his bosses. He also pointed out he is married to a black woman and that they have three children together, according to the report. Morris could not immediately be reached for comment Saturday.