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Seattle's police chief will not fire a detective who was caught on tape yelling racial slurs at and stomping on a man who was wrongfully suspected in a robbery.
Chief John Diaz has suspended Shandy Cobane for 30 days, what he called the harshest punishment short of termination.
"It came down to the fact that when you looked at what he said, which was appalling, and when you looked at his entire career, the possibility of me actually being successful in a termination case was probably slim to none," Diaz said in a news conference on Thursday.
When asked directly if he wanted Cobane fired, Diaz said that would have been his choice if he thought the termination would stick.
Also as part of the punishment, Cobane will be taken off of the gang unit and put into patrol operations.
KOMO News reports Martin Monetti, Jr, the man kicked and yelled at in the video, has filed a tort claim again
In: Regional News
Tags: caught on tape, raw video, police brutality, racism, seattle police, suspended, head stomp, racial slurs
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States (load item map)
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