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Atlanta police investigate photo with gay slur found on officer’s desk

Atlanta Police officials are calling a photo emailed to a local TV station of a framed picture of "CHiPS" star Erik Estrada with the phrase "You're a homo" written on the picture a "sick joke" possibly meant to embarrass the APD.

Someone within the police department apparently emailed to Fox 5 a photo of the framed picture sitting on a police officer’s desk.

"We became aware of the photo [on Wednesday] from Morse Diggs of Fox 5 who sent the picture to Carlos [Campos, APD spokesperson]," said Deputy Chief Renee Propes, who is openly gay.

"The officer whose desk it is on works for me," she said. "It was sitting on a supervisor's desk in the motors [motorcycle] unit."

Two sergeants are assigned to this office, Propes explained, and an Office of Professional Standards investigation has been opened.