Fired NC Cop: “We Are Just Going To Go Out & Start Slaughtering Them F—— Ni—–”
The Port City Daily reports that as of June 24, three officers from the Wilmington Police Department were fired after a supervisor discovered dash-cam footage of them having conversations in which “extremely racist comments” were made.
- The supervisor, a Sergeant Heflin, was conducting routine audits of the dash-cam footage on June 4 when she discovered the conversations.
- In one, Officer James Gilmore spoke with Officer Kevin Piner after apparently pulling up next to his car.
- Their conversation turned to the subject of recent protests against racism. Piner complained about the department “kneeling down with black folks.”
- They then began to talk about some black officers in the department. Piner called one “bad news.”
- Moore said of another officer, “Let’s see how his boys take care of him when [expletive] gets rough, see if they don’t put a bullet in his head.”
A second conversation records Piner answering a phone call from Corporal Jessie Moore, who had been with the department since 1987. According to the investigation summary,
Piner tells Moore later in the conversation that he feels a civil war is coming and he is “ready.” Piner advised he is going to buy a new assault rifle in the next couple of weeks. A short time later Officer Piner began to discuss society being close to “martial law” and soon “we are just gonna go out and start slaughtering them fucking ni—–. I can’t wait. God, I can’t wait.”
…Officer Piner then explained to Cpl. Moore that he felt society needed a civil war to “wipe ’em off the [expletive] map. That’ll put ’em back about four or five generations.”
According to the Wilmington Police Department, neither officer denied the allegations that they had said these things.
Each officer admitted it was their voice on the video. They did not deny saying any of the things heard on the video. Each officer pointed to the stress of today’s climate in law enforcement as a reason for their “venting.”
All three police—Gilmore, Moore, and Piner—have been fired, and they are not eligible for rehiring in the city of Wilmington. The city also notified the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission that all three should not be allowed to practice law enforcement again.