Bodycam Captures Police Chief, Officer Defending Slavery, Using Racial Slurs
Written by Black Voices on January 31, 2021
A west Georgia police chief and an officer have reportedly been pressured from their division after physique digicam footage taken earlier than a Black Lives Matter protest of their space final 12 months captured the 2 males defending slavery and utilizing racial slurs.
Hamilton Police Chief Gene Allmond resigned and Patrolman John Brooks was fired final week after the footage was unearthed by a metropolis worker who was checking to see if the physique digicam was practical, native station WRBL reported.
The video, taken in June 2020, seems to seize the uniformed males standing exterior the police division and speaking a few BLM march scheduled to be in Hamilton later that day. Of their dialog, they seem to reference the then-recent deadly capturing of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, who was shot twice within the again by an Atlanta police officer after allegedly grabbing an officer’s Taser throughout a subject sobriety check. His capturing dying fueled ongoing nationwide protests in opposition to racial discrimination and police violence.
“I don’t personal no slaves. My of us didn’t personal no slaves. What are we speaking about, 200 fucking years in the past?” one of many males says within the video.
“I’m positive there have been plenty of them mistreated, I don’t have little question about that,” the person says at one other level. “However for essentially the most half, it appears to me like, they furnished them a home to reside in. They furnished them garments to placed on their again. They furnished them meals to placed on their desk and all they needed to do was fucking work. And now we give ’em all these issues and don’t must fucking work.”
“That’s it. That’s it,” the opposite man responds in obvious settlement.
At one other level the 2 males, utilizing a racial slur, focus on who they might relatively have intercourse with: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms or voting rights activist Stacey Abrams.
Each males have been requested to resign or face termination after the footage was reviewed by the town’s mayor and metropolis council. Allmond resigned whereas Brooks was terminated, WTVM reported.
Makes an attempt to succeed in the police division and mayor’s workplace for remark weren’t instantly profitable Sunday.
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