A Maryland police department has launched an investigation into an incident involving a white officer who used the n-word while questioning a group of young men in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Montgomery County Police Department released bodycam footage from the incident, calling it “disturbing and contrary to our department’s values.” The police department said in a statement that it takes all allegations of racial discrimination “seriously.”
The incident occurred at a McDonald’s in Silver Spring in the morning of May 9 as officers investigated trespassers at the restaurant. The nearly 13-minute video shows an unidentified female officer arriving at the McDonald’s parking lot as three officers questioned and searched a group of four young Black men.
The officer attempts to make light conversation with the men and tells them that if they stop “running your mouth” they will be let go sooner. Toward the end of the…
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