LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A retired LMPD officer who once worked with former Prospect Assistant Police Chief Todd Shaw says he was shocked by his racism.

Documents released by a judge Friday revealed Shaw sent a former LMPD recruit racist and sexual messages on Facebook, including one that said "If black, shoot them."

Richard Gibbs said that type of racism does not represent the entire police force. 

He said somehow individuals like that slip through the cracks, and there needs to be serious dialogue surrounding the issue.

"Because this could really set back our community and the police department and law enforcement agencies," Gibbs said.

Shaw resigned late last year.

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