A West Midlands Police officer has been removed from front line duties after he was recorded apparently telling a black man: "You would be the first one I would shoot if I had a gun, definitely."
The footage was filmed by Jack Chambers, 24, while at his friend's house on the August 24th. Mr Chambers said the police were looking for a wanted man and had asked why he had closed the window, when the officer, out of shot on the footage, asked if he was "going to go all Black Lives Matter" on the patrol team.
Officers from West Midlands Police’s Professional Standards Department are investigating after a video was posted on social media.
The Force received an official complaint and referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
Assistant Chief Constable Alex Murray said:
West Midlands based community activist Desmond Jaddoo has called for the incident to be investigated as a hate crime.
Jack Chambers has since spoken out about the incident, saying he no longer has any faith in the police. The father-of-two said: