Posted October 19, 2018 11:29:07 Police in Florida are facing a backlash after they used a racial slur during a training session and were criticized by an instructor for a video of the incident.
In a video posted on Facebook, a black police officer can be heard using the term “chinky” to describe a black man.
“Chinky black,” the officer says.
“It’s a good word.
It’s a bad word.
And they know it.
You know what?
The officer then walks away from the classroom, saying “you know what, I’m going to stop doing this.”
The incident sparked widespread outrage, with some people calling for the sheriff to be fired.
“It’s disgraceful that the police officer is using a racial epithet to describe another human being,” said Florida Democratic Party Chairman David Jolly.
“The sheriff should be fired and he should be suspended immediately.”
The sheriff has not yet responded to the complaints, but the video was first reported by the local Fox affiliate WFTV.