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Friday, 1 September 2017

Video: Georgia cop fired for telling a white woman 'officers only kill black people' during traffic stop

A Georgia police officer who was accused of making racist statements to a white woman during a traffic stop, telling her that officers “only kill black people” has been fired, authorities announced Thursday
Dash cam footage shows Cobb County police Lt. Greg Abbott standing outside of a vehicle during a DUI stop last year.


The officer asked the nervous woman to grab her cellphone, but she said she was afraid to move her hands because she “just seen way too many videos of cops.”


That’s when the 28-year police officer interrupted her and said:  “But you’re not black,” Abbott can be heard saying in the video. “Remember, we only kill black people. Yeah, we only kill black people, right? All of the videos you’ve seen, have you seen the black people get killed? You have.”
The incident happened in July 2016 but came to light Wednesday after a TV station in Atlanta requested the footage.


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Announcing the decision to fire Abbott on Thursday, Police Chief Mike Register remarked that “there’s really no place for these types of comments in law enforcement.”
Speaking at a news conference, Register added, “I feel that no matter what context you try to take those comments in, the statements were inexcusable and inappropriate. They’re not indicative of the values that I’m trying to instill within the Cobb County police department and that I believe the county holds.”

Register said he’s known Abbott for many years and has known him to be an honorable man. The report from the internal review indicates that Abbott was trying to be sarcastic and to address the situation as he perceived it, Register said.
“He made a mistake,” Register said. “I don’t know what’s in his heart but I certainly know what came out of his mouth. It’s inexcusable.”
Watch the controversial video below
You gotta be really comfortable to say "We only kill Black People" while the dash cam is rolling.
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