Oh boy is this a lawsuit. It’s against the New York Police Department and the City of New York.
John Marzulli, the Daily News reporter who specializes in court cases and organized crime, writes about it in today’s paper. What is so particularly awful is that it confirms for all of us left-wing liberals that NYPD policies — never mind the offensive stop-and-search protocol which has been shown to be egregiously ineffective— are race-based. That is, they are racist.
And so apparently are cops:
Top supervisors of an elite NYPD anti-gun unit allegedly handled white suspects with kid gloves while treating blacks like “animals” deserving of a bullet to the head, the Daily News has learned.
The explosive charges appear in sworn depositions from three members of the firearms suppression unit: two current NYPD detectives and a retired first-grade detective.
Their testimony, part of a federal discrimination lawsuit, details how Capt. James Coan and Lt. Daniel Davin created a hostile environment for both their black detectives and suspected minority-group gun traffickers, said the plaintiff’s lawyer, Eric Sanders.
Davin used the N-word to address black suspects, while Coan considered the unit’s minority-group targets almost subhuman, the depositions indicate.
“Capt. Coan would tell the field team … ‘They are f—–g animals. You make sure if you have to shoot, you shoot them in the head. That way there’s one story,” said the retired detective.