What is White Collective Power? Seattle Police Chief says she Can't Fire White Cop who Punched Restrained Latino Man 14 Times in the Face After Unlawful Traffic Stop. White Prosecutors Decline to File Charges
What is White Collective Power? When white police officers beat an unarmed, restrained Latino man and their fellow officers, the police chief, internal affairs, the union, jurors, prosecutors and the white media support, defend, and finance the officers “right” to do so. [MORE] Traffic stop begins @:50 seconds.
From [HERE] A white Seattle police officer has been suspended for 10 days without pay over a 2010 video-recorded incident in which he punched a restrained Latino man in the face 14 times in rapid succession. The officer, David Bauer, also delivered an unwarranted kick to the man, Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole found in a disciplinary report that concluded Bauer used excessive force and violated department policy on lawful conduct.
“Your actions were inappropriately aggressive and unnecessarily increased the violence of the interaction, and were a gross misuse of the power police officers are afforded by those we serve,” O’Toole wrote.
O’Toole, who became chief in 2014, wrote that she would have fired Bauer had the incident “taken place during my tenure or under the department’s current Use of Force policy, which requires officers to use de-escalation tactics.”
The department’s internal findings came after federal and King County prosecutors [racist suspect in photo below] declined to bring felony charges against Bauer. No misdemeanor charge can be brought against him because of a two-year statute of limitations. [MORE]