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Former officer accused of writing racist letter targeting himself makes court appearance

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Clive Higgins. (State police photo) Clive Higgins. (State police photo)
BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

A former Bridgeport officer who allegedly wrote a racist letter targeting himself faced a judge on Wednesday.

Investigators said Clive Higgins claimed the letter was left for him at work.

After months of investigating, state police said it was actually Higgins who wrote the racially-charged words and left it in his own personal mailbox at the police department.

The incident happened back in February, according to state police. An anonymous letter, written on a department letterhead, threatened officers and specifically called out former officer Higgins.

It began with phrases like "white power" and "these black officers belong in the toilet."

The Bridgeport Guardians, a fraternal organization for minority officers, immediately took up the issue.

 "You can't understand why," said Det. Harold Dimbo, Bridgeport police. "It's 2015 and you're threatening him because of the color of his skin."

The letter also stated "you better watch your back," "we know where you live," and "remember you have no duty weapon to defend yourself."

Troopers launched an investigation and earlier this month, Higgins was arrested. He was charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident.

Officials said Higgins resigned from the force back in July after the incident.

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