‘Remember, we only kill black people,’ Georgia police officer told a woman — on camera

Lindsey Bever at The Washington Post:

A Georgia police officer has been accused of making racist statements to a woman during a traffic stop, telling her that the police officers “only kill black people.”

Dash-cam video shows the Cobb County officer, who has been identified by local news organizations as police Lt. Greg Abbott, standing outside a vehicle during a DUI traffic stop in July 2016.

The woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, can be heard telling the officer that she did not want to put her hands down to reach for her phone because “I’ve just seen way too many videos of cops —.”

“But you’re not black,” he interrupted. “Remember, we only kill black people. Yeah, we only kill black people, right? All the videos you’ve seen, have you seen black people get killed? You have.”

Not too long ago I would have been eager to join an Internet hate-mob eager to condemn the officer as an evil racist asshole.

Now I just want to know more. What’s this guy’s record on race relations?

It’s hard to imagine any circumstances where this cop is NOT a racist asshole. But maybe he isn’t.

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