The political correctness police have struck again and this time, they have taken down an actual police officer.
A white Seattle police officer has been suspended without pay for 15 days for using what the department determined to be a ‘racial slur’ during her pursuit of a black domestic violence suspect in October 2013.
Police dash cam video captured Seattle police officer Jennifer Hunt chasing the suspect through downtown Seattle and then yelling at the 32-year-old man, “You’re gonna get your ass shot, boy!”
An internal investigation was reportedly launched after Hunt’s superiors watched the video. Regarding the word “boy,” Seattle PD Sgt. George Davisson said he “expressed deep concern about her word choice,” according to an internal memo obtained by KIRO-TV.
“I explained that regardless how she intended the comment to be taken or what she meant to say, this comment would undoubtedly be viewed in a negative context with police chasing a black male in the streets of Seattle,” he said.
Ron Smith, president of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild, claimed Hunt later was “quite alarmed as to what she said at the time.”
Source: Weasel Zippers