A federal discrimination lawsuit brought against the NYPD by one of its own has further exposed the extent of blatant, sanctioned racism within the department.
The discrimination lawsuit was filed by minority officers that believe they were passed over for promotions because of race.
According to the testimony of three officers, high ranking officials regularly used the n-word to address suspects, and instructed officers to treat black people like animals and “shoot to kill” if necessary.
“Capt. Coan would tell the field team . . . ‘They are f—–g animals. You make sure if you have to shoot, you shoot them in the head. That way there’s one story,’ ” said the retired detective.
The ex-cop, identified only as Undercover 7988, said Coan’s racist rant came before every search warrant executed in Brooklyn’s Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant and East New York from 2008 to 2010.
‘They didn’t care if it was kids in there, they didn’t care if it was women in there, naked women,’ the detective said. ‘. . . They treated them as if they had no rights whatsoever. It was disgusting.’
Another officer who testified claims that in 2005, he walked into an apartment where he heard Davin telling officers, ‘If you have to shoot a n—-r, do what you gotta do.'”
Check out the original, explosive report at NYDailyNews.com
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