COBB COUNTY, Ga. – A Georgia police major will retire after he was seen on video during a traffic stop revelation a motorist,
Dashcam video from Jul 2016 shows a lady in a automobile revelation Cobb County police Lt. Greg Abbott she was frightened to pierce her hands in sequence to get her cellphone. According to the video first obtained by radio hire WSB-TV, Abbott, who is also white, interrupts her and says, “But you’re not black. Remember, we only fire black people. Yeah. We only kill black people, right?”
Police Chief Mike Register told reporters Thursday that he hadFriday, Abbott’s counsel announced he would retire, reports CBS associate WGCL.
Register pronounced the comments were inapt regardless of the context in which they were uttered.
“I don’t know what’s in his heart, but we positively know what came out of his mouth,” Register said. “It’s inexcusable, and we have to take suitable action.”
Register pronounced he schooled of the comments from radio hire WSB on Friday, which obtained the video by an open annals request. Abbott had been placed on executive avocation tentative the outcome of the investigation.
The profession pronounced progressing pronounced Abbott is auxiliary with the investigation, and that his comments were meant to “de-escalate a conditions involving an disinclined passenger.”