Listen to this article here
Sign-Up for a free subscription to The Black Wall Street Times‘ daily newsletter, Black Editors’ Edition (BEE) – our curated news selections & opinions by us for you.
Six Georgia police officers have been placed on leave after video shows an officer using the n-word as well as throwing a home security camera.
The West Point Police Department placed six officers on leave after security footage showing an officer using the n-word and then throwing a home security camera in a bush went viral on social media.
Officers Donald Bramblett, Dylan Harmon, Zachary Heyboer, Sgt. William Osteen and Detective Elizabeth Wegienka have all been placed on administrative leave over the incident.
Officer Bramblett can be seen approaching the front door through the front yard and referring to the homeowner’s son as a “n*gger”.
The officers were executing a search warrant looking for the homeowner’s son which is what brought them to the residence.
“It’s Miss Madden’s understanding that the police were there looking for her son. When she learned of that, she turned him in to the police department, or the sheriff’s office,” said attorney Wendell Major, who represents the family.
Georgia officers face investigation
Later in the video, Officer Bramblett is seen taking the homeowner’s front door camera from off her porch and throwing it into a nearby bush.
According to WRBL, the homeowner said nobody was home at the time when officers were present, but when she did return home she noticed her front porch camera was removed. A complaint was filed with West Point Police and Ring camera footage of the incident was shared on social media.
“The video is self-explanatory,” attorney Major told the LaGrange Daily News. “It depicts some very vile and disgusting comments. But, we will allow the West Point Police Department to do a thorough investigation to determine what’s the appropriate response to such by them. And we will deal with that response.”
The Black Wall Street Times reached out to the West Point Police Department for comment on the Georgia officers, but did not get an immediate response.