Former Miss Alabama who called Dallas cop-killer a martyr suspended by Miami TV station

Former Miss Alabama who called Dallas cop-killer a martyr suspended by Miami TV station
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Kalyn Chapman James, the first black Miss Alabama, has been placed on administrative leave at her job with a local public television station in Miami for her comments on Facebook about last week’s shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers.

The Miss Alabama pageant also distanced itself Monday from James’ comments.

WPBT2, without using James’ name, issued a statement on its Twitter account Monday afternoon stating that “WPBT2 South Florida PBS does not condone the personal statements made by one of its independent contractors regarding the events in Dallas.”

“It placed the contractor on administrative leave while it actively and carefully looks further into the matter and will determine additional course of actions based on its thorough review of the matter,” according to the station’s post.

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