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Dallas officer on leave after Facebook post

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas police officer is on administrative leave after bragging on Facebook that she cut a hospital worker's face by throwing a boot at him during a dispute, one of several inflammatory posts by the six-year veteran.

Dallas police tell The Dallas Morning News that 32-year-old Sr. Cpl. Cat Lafitte is under investigation over the incident and whether she violated department policy on social networking.

Lafitte also has posts disparaging homeless people. The newspaper is reporting she posted a picture of a small black boy surrounded by officers with the comment, "Quick .sprinkle some crack on him!" That post had apparently been removed Friday.

No charges were filed over the incident at a hospital in suburban Plano. Lafitte didn't immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press on Friday.

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