Friday, September 1, 2017

"‘We only kill black people,’ a cop told a woman — on camera. Now he’ll lose his job."


Dash cam video shows a Cobb County officer, who has been identified as police Lt. Greg Abbott, making racist statements to a passenger during a DUI traffic stop in July 2016. (Cobb County Police)

"The Georgia police officer who was captured on camera telling a woman during a traffic stop that law enforcement personnel 'only kill black people' says he’ll retire amid the backlash.
"Lt. Greg Abbott announced his intent to leave the Cobb County Police Department on Thursday, after his superiors told him he would be fired, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
"It is unclear whether officials would accept Abbott’s resignation or follow through with their plan to terminate him. With nearly 30 years of government service, the distinction could have a profound affect on his retirement benefits. Spokespersons for the police department did not immediately respond to a message from The Washington Post."
"Dash-cam video shows Abbott standing outside a vehicle during a DUI traffic stop in July 2016. A female passenger can be heard telling the officer that she did not want to put her hands down to reach for her phone because, 'I’ve just seen way too many videos of cops —.'
"'But you’re not black,' the officer interrupted. 'Remember, we only kill black people. Yeah, we only kill black people, right? All the videos you’ve seen, have you seen any white people get killed? You have.'"

This is horseshit.

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