A police chief and an officer from Hamilton, Georgia have been asked to resign or face termination after body camera footage captured them using racial slurs and defending slavery.
Hamilton Chief of Police Gene Allmond resigned, and Patrolman John Brooks were fired last week after the video was discovered by a city employee who was checking to see if the body camera was functional.
The footage, which was recorded in June 2020, captures the two former policemen talking about a BLM march scheduled in Hamilton later that day.
During the conversation, the men reference the fatal police shooting of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks. Brooks was black man who was shot twice in the back on June 12 by an Atlanta police officer in a Wendy’s parking lot where he had fallen asleep in his car in the drive-through lane.
The two men can be heard in the video referring to Black people as “niggers” multiple times.
At one point Brooks talks about who they would rather have sex with: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms or voting rights activist Stacey Abrams.
“If I had to fuck a nigger, I’d rather fuck the Mayor than Stacey Abrams,” Brooks said.
Later in the video, the former police chief defends slavery.
“I’m sure there were a lot of them mistreated, I don’t have no doubt about that. But for the most part, it seems to me like, they furnished them a house to live in. They furnished them clothes to put on their back. They furnished them food to put on their table and all they had to do was fucking work. And now we give ’em all those things and don’t have to fucking work,” Allmond said.
“That’s it. That’s it,” Brooks responds in apparent agreement.