Former Louisville, KY-Area Assistant Police Chief Told Recruit to Shoot Black People

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Documents released Friday reveal that a former assistant police chief of a Louisville-area city sent disturbing text messages to a recruit, instructing him to shoot black people and commit other acts of violence. Todd Shaw reportedly resigned from the Prospect Police Department last year, and according to documents reviewed by WDRB-TV, the recruit asked what “the right thing to do” would be if he catches three juveniles smoking marijuana. Shaw’s reply: “F*** the right thing. If black shoot them.” The ex-cop fought to prevent the release of these messages, but a court ruled that media should be allowed to view them. Shaw was previously under investigation for illegally assisting a fellow officer suspected of sexually abusing teens.

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast