Democratic San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton, who is Black, is accused of using a racial slur against a Black cadet while passing through a security checkpoint at City Hall last month.
The San Francisco Chronicle first reported about the allegations on Friday. According to documents obtained by the newspaper, Walton grew frustrated that the cadet made him remove his belt to pass through the metal detector rather than using a metal detector wand to speed up the process on June 24.
San Francisco Undersheriff Joseph Engler noted what happened in a memo upon advice from the city’s Human Resources Director Carol Isen to document a possible hostile work environment incident. Walton “became very angry” with the cadet, who is African American, and said, “it is ‘N-words like you that looks like me that is always the problem’ referring to the security protocols as some ‘N-word s***’ several times as he yelled at” the cadet, according to the June 26 memo written by Engler and sent to Sheriff Paul Miyamoto and Isen.
Walton himself told Engler about the incident, and the board of supervisors’ president is reportedly not facing any formal punishment. The matter is considered closed.
According to a second memo reviewed by the newspaper, Walton admitted that he used the “N-word” several times against the cadet but explained to Engler, who is White, “how he believed that the way he had used it could be defended.”
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SOURCE: New York Post; Fox News, Danielle Wallace