Cop Charged With Not Investigating Racial Threats
... that were made against himself
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2013 3:40 PM CST
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(Newser) – A Canadian police officer faces serious disciplinary charges on accusations that he failed to investigate racial threats made at a party. The weird part is that those racial threats were hurled at the officer himself, reports the Toronto Star. Dameian Muirhead, who is black, was one of the officers sent to investigate an ATV accident at an outdoor party. Things got heated as he checked the license plates of uncooperative guests, and one partygoer said, "I would love to see that guy hanging from a tree," recalled Muirhead in his version of the event.

The incident might have ended there, but one of the partygoers filed a complaint against Muirhead and accused him of purposely knocking his jacket and a helmet off his motorcycle. A York police panel looking into the complaint charged Muirhead with neglect of duty and discreditable conduct for not investigating the lynching threat made against him. Hearings take place this week.

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BenDunn
Feb 27, 2013 12:14 PM CST
Racist asshole redneck Canadians!!
JT119
Feb 27, 2013 4:20 AM CST
At the end of the day the black person is going to have to bear some kind of burden, thats the (seemingly) natural order of things.
milosleubner
Feb 27, 2013 1:03 AM CST
the cop acted as a proper civil servant and kept the peace as the peace officer should. would the investigation of the "incident" include his questions about the location of the tree ,size and quality of the rope , the source of tar and feathers (if used ) ACE hardware perhaps? Would he have to look in suspects mouth to see if it is dirty ,and what if he gets bitten in process? did his idiots superiours really expect him to question bunch of half way drunk show -offs to prove his deep dedication to political correctness ? Or is this a simple provocation by someone at the Department itself? Let's live .