Police dash cam:The department has released police dash cam video that apparently shows officers John Wynkoop and Scott Wilson beating and pepper-spraying a Latino driver last October. The officers can also be heard mocking the driver's accent on the tape.
Wynkoop said they pulled over 30-year-old Rafael Rodriguez because he had blue-tinted lights on his car, which are illegal. They ended up charging Rodriguez with assault, but those charges were dropped Friday.
Police Chief Roberto Hylton said Wynkoop and Wilson have been suspended from the force with pay pending an internal investigation.
"Our officers need to understand that a person's accent does not dictate the level of service that's provided to any individual [in] this community," said Hylton. "This police department is a very professional police department. We're going to deliver service in a very professional manner [...] and address everyone with dignity and respect."
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