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Georgia Cop Caught On Camera During Traffic Stop Saying “We Only Kill Black People”

A Georgia cop has been caught making racist comments to a woman during a traffic stop, telling her that police officers “only kill black people.”


Cobb County officer Lt. Greg Abbott was caught on a dash-cam as he made a traffic stop in July 2016. The woman involved in the stop (who is white) told officer Abbott that she didn’t want to reach for her cell phone as:

“I’ve just seen way too many videos of cops —.”

Before the cop interjects:

“But you’re not black. 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.”

An internal investigation has been launched, with the officer being placed on administrative duties during the internal investigation. Abbott’s lawyer tried to defend the cop’s words (since that’s what he is being paid to do!), saying:

“His comments must be observed in their totality to understand their context. He was attempting to de-escalate a situation involving an uncooperative passenger. In context, his comments were clearly aimed at attempting to gain compliance by using the passenger’s own statements and reasoning to avoid making an arrest.”

However, the police chief brushed the lawyer’s reasoning away, saying there was no excuse:

“No matter what the context, statements like these are unacceptable and are not indicative of the type of culture we are trying to facilitate here in the police department, as well as within the county.”

You can see the video for yourself below.

 

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