Indianapolis policeman fired after revealing video of bias against black citizens
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has lost its weak link. As it became known, an unnamed police officer of Lawrence Township was fired after trying to detain for the "suspicious behavior" of two brothers.
"I've got my rights to do anything that I want to do, I'm a police officer," you can hear a screaming man who does not introduce himself and who hides his badge.
According to the background, Aaron Blackwell and Durell Cunningham decided to visit the Nordstrom Rack in Castleton that day. They also said that the whole time they were in the store, a man chased them. As a result of which, he stopped their car in the parking lot and stated that they are required to present a driver’s license based on his suspicions.
The guys were ready to provide a driver’s license, but legally, which the dismissed officer did not have. Later, Lawrence Township Constable Terry Burns said that the person in the video is a deputy constable, but the name was not disclosed.
The record shows that deputy constable threatens Blackwell and Cunningham, which will cause reinforcements if they do not comply with the unlawful demand of a policeman.
"You either get your license out or I'll call for backup," the deputy constable can be heard saying in the video.
To the logical question of a committed violation, the deputy calls for a backup. An officer arriving to help, finds out that nothing illegal has happened on the part of Blackwell and Cunningham and releases them, completely ignoring the bias of his colleague.
Lawrence Township Constable Terry Burns said the officer from the record was fired, immediately after the video got to the leadership.
“He was terminated last night when the video was brought to my attention. I did see the video and made the decision immediately and that pretty speaks of my reaction," Burns said, according to RTV6 Indianapolis.