BRIDGEPORT - Officials say Bridgeport police spokesman Tim Quinn has been suspended without pay after he sent reporters a racially insensitive email that joked about creating cartoon mug shots for criminals.

Quinn has apologized for the email he sent that said cartoonists should draw characters with names like Miguel the Murderer and Tyrone the Thief.

The president of the Connecticut chapter of the NAACP says Quinn's joke was offensive.

The city says it will investigate the claims.