Black Cop Investigated For Saying White Officers Look for Reasons to Kill Black People
An African-American cop in Cincinnati is being reviewed by his police department after he published a social media post saying his white colleagues are always looking for justifications to use excessive force on Black people.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Police Chief Eliot Isaac is reviewing an officer’s recent post to Facebook to see whether it violates “social media procedure and our rules and regulations.” The officer wasn’t named in original reports, but he was identified as Officer Freddie Vincent in a report by FOX 19 that featured a screenshot of his post
“When you are encountered by a white officer make sure that you are in a public place, and comply to all of their commands, because they are looking for a reason to kill a black man…And always keep your hands in the air, and never resist. I’m so tired of cops using these famous words ‘I was in fear of my life.'”
Indications are that Vincent made the comments as a result of his distress for the recent uptick in police shootings of African American men like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black and Chief Isaac have both released statements on the incident, wherein they said they would review Vincent’s conduct and decide later on any disciplinary action.
Watch above, via FOX 19.
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