Racist Graffiti Found in Topeka Park

Authorities are investigating after racist graffiti that included white power slogans, swastikas, and expletives denouncing the Black Lives Matter movement was found at a Topeka park.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that parks and recreation workers went to Sante Fe Park in the city’s Oakland neighborhood around noon Thursday to investigate.

The graffiti has since been painted over.

Mayor Michelle De La Isla condemned the vandals, saying that hate speech “will never be tolerated.”

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

“This is truly despicable,” said Topeka Police Chief Bill Cochran. “Not only did the person or persons responsible damage property, but they damaged the image of our Topeka community. We must stand together and work to find the person or persons responsible for these hateful and unacceptable remarks.”