Published: Sep 20, 2010 3:53 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 20, 2010 12:53 PM EDT

WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida police chief has been suspended for sending racist e-mails on his work account.

Wilton Manors Police Chief Richard Perez was suspended for 30 days without pay.

Perez will have to attend racial and cultural sensitivity training during his suspension. It starts Monday.

The South Florida Times obtained copies of the e-mails. They appeared to be chain e-mails that featured derogatory comments about black people, the homeless, and President Barrack Obama and his family. One of the e-mails also expressed disappointment that Obama was not shot during his inauguration.

Perez did not immediately respond to a phone message left at his office by The Associated Press on Sunday or to an e-mail.