Georgia Police Dept. Will Get Training After Racist Convo Caught On Video

Hamilton, Georgia Mayor Julie Brown is starting a police reform plan with additional training for officers after former Police Chief Gene Allmond was caught on video having a racist conversation. 

Former police officer John Brooks didn’t know his body cam was recording when he and Allmond were talking last year before they started patrolling a Black Lives Matter protest. The camera caught Brooks using the N-word, and making inappropriate remarks about Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams.

Allmond, who has since resigned, said that the institution of slavery was a good set up for Black people. “For the most part, it seems to me like they furnished them a house to live in, they furnished them clothes to put on their back, they furnished them food to put on their table and all they had to do was (bleep) work,” Allmond said in the video, per CNN.

Brooks was fired from the department in connection with the offensive video footage. 

While the city looks for a replacement police chief, Mayor Brown is bringing in a training company to give officers sensitivity training, according to a report by TMZ. The training will be mandatory for the new police chief, too. 

Neighboring police departments are offering help as the small town looks for a new chief. 

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