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A Maryland police chief has apologized after a white officer was caught on camera using a racial slur during a confrontation with a group of black men.
The incident occurred on May 9 after Montgomery County cops were called to a complaint about four black men outside a McDonald's in Silver Spring.
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Footage of the female officer using the N-word was caught on police bodycam and was also recorded by one of the men on his smartphone.
At the time, the cop defended her use of the offensive slur by suggesting she was simply repeating words that the men has said.
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However, on Friday, acting police chief Marcus Jones apologized for the language that the officer had used.
In a statement he said police were being retrained on professional conduct.
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However, Jones stopped short of saying that the incident was racial profiling, and he did not disclose whether the female officer had been reprimanded.
The Montgomery County Police Department also released all 205 minutes of body camera footage of the incident for transparency.
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The May 9 incident came about after a gas station attendant dialed 911 suggesting there was a group loitering in the area.
Barry Tucker, who recorded the footage, said they had been waiting to be picked up for work outside of a McDonald's restaurant when they were accused of trespassing.
The female officer tried to move the...
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