Officer tells black driver: ‘I don’t care about your people’
ATLANTA (AP) — Police say an officer shown on video telling a black motorist he doesn’t care about “your people” has been disciplined and reassigned.
In a letter dated Nov. 24, Cobb County police Capt. J.D. Adcock apologizes to the driver, Brian Baker. Adcock says an investigation found that the officer violated the department’s code of conduct. The officer is referred to only by last name.
Dashcam video shows the Nov. 16 traffic stop northwest of Atlanta, in suburban Cobb County.
The officer is heard telling the motorist “I don’t care about your people” after issuing traffic citations. The officer also says, “Leave. Go away. Go to Fulton County.” Atlanta is in Fulton County.
A lawyer for Baker, a 33-year-old teacher, says the comments were racial references because her client is black.
Sgt. Dana Pierce says he can’t comment because of the investigation.
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