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ABC News member WTVM reported that a police chief and an officer at Georgia Hamilton came out of their positions after their comments both on the Black Lives Matter protest were revealed.
It was reported that Hamilton Police Department Chief Gene Allmond resigned and patrol officer John Brooks was killed according to the deputy mayor of Hamilton, WTVM, Julie Brown.
Gene Allmond Under fire after a bodycam video
Both officers were using body cameras at a BLM protest in Hamilton in June 2020. The video has since been made public.
In the video, a man speaking in front of the camera and a man in front of the camera make several comments using racist insults and obscene language.
The off-camera speaker probably refers to the death of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, who was allegedly captured by a police officer Taser after a fight during a field test of soberness, killed by police in June 2020. The incident led to the BLM protests, the resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields and the dismissal of Officer Garrett Rolfe.
“The mayor and the city council were quick to dismiss the Chief and the patrol after watching the video for the first time,” Brown told WTVM on Monday.
“It was disgusting,” Hamilton Mayor Pro-Tem Ransom Farley told ABC News. “The fact that they were on duty… when we found out that they were fired in an hour and a half,” he said.
“Thank God we got it,” Farley said. “If you are a police officer and you have that kind of mind … how can you protect and serve?”
Attempts to reach out to Hamilton Police Department, Allmond and Brooks were unsuccessful.