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Artículo UK police officer filmed telling black man 'you'd be the first person I'd shoot' News

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UK police officer filmed telling black man 'you'd be the first person I'd shoot'

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Playground Redaccion

14 Septiembre 2017 13:13

These incidents seem to be becoming more regular...

A West Midlands police officer has come under fire after being filmed telling a black man: ‘You would be the first person I would shoot if I had a gun.’

The video was shared on Facebook, and also shows the officer asking the man, Jack Chambers, ‘You're going to go Black Lives Matter on us, are you?’ To which Chambers replies, ‘Yeah’, as other officers laugh.

After this, the offending officer is heard saying: ‘You would be the first one I’d shoot if I had a gun, definitely,’ prompting Chambers to say, ‘Oh, fucking hell’.

Hudgell Solicitors, representing Chambers, said he was considering pursuing legal action against the officer, saying, ‘He was made to feel intimidated by comments made to him with regards to race, and use of firearms.' Assistant Chief Constable Alex Murray said: ‘What was said was not right and the officer has been removed from front line duties pending further assessment.

‘The officer has already expressed remorse and is very apologetic over his comments.

‘We expect the highest standards of behaviour from all our officers and staff, and we will always take complaints from members of the public seriously.’

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