A COP in Georgia is under investigation after a dashcam video appears to show the officer telling a driver during a traffic stop, “Remember, we only kill black people.”
Lieutenant Greg Abbott of the Cobb County Police Department reportedly asked the driver to grab her cellphone during a suspected Driving Under the Influence (DUI) stop, New York Post reports.
The woman replied that she was afraid to move her hands because she has “just seen way too many videos of cops …”
Lieutenant Abbott responds, “But, you’re not black. Remember, we only shoot black people. We only kill black people, right? All the videos you’ve seen, have you seen the black people get killed?”
The incident occurred in July 2016, and it was brought to light Wednesday after Atlanta TV station Channel 2 Action News’ open-records request on Friday.
Police Chief Mike Register said Lieutenant Abbott has been placed on administrative duties until the investigation is complete.
Racial tensions remain high in the US after a spate of police killings of African-Americans, many of them filmed by eye witnesses. The killings led to the creation of the Black Lives Matter protest group.
Current US president Donald Trump has been blamed by some for stoking these tensions after refusing to condemn White Supremacist groups and encouraging police to use heavy-handed…
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