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    Posted: Sep 17 2015 at 6:47am
well the porkchop swine got fired

Seattle officer who arrested black man carrying golf club as a cane fired for racial bias, confrontational manner: officials



The white Seattle officer who arrested an African-American man she claimed swung a golf club at her was fired Tuesday for her racial bias and combative approach, the city's police chief said.

Officer Cynthia Whitlatch drew an outcry when the video of the July 2014 arrest showed William Wingate, 69, doing nothing besides leaning on the club like a cane.

The Seattle Police Department released the video in January and worked with the City Attorney's Office to dismiss all charges against Wingate.

Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole signed off Tuesday on findings by the department’s Office of Professional Accountability that Whitlatch, 48, broke the department’s rules in the arrest.

Whitlatch “perceived mistreatment on account of your race” when she complained a black judge and black deputy chief dropped Wingate’s charges because she is white, SPD’s termination order said.

“Your perceptions of race and other protected categories appear to be so deeply seated that they likely impacted the authoritarian manner in which you treated this man and your refusal to deviate from that approach towards an individual whose actions did not warrant such treatment,” the document said.


The probe faults Whitlatch for her aggression towards Wingate near 11th Avenue and E. Pike Street in the city’s Capitol Hill area. Whitlatch told investigators she had seen a blur out of the corner of her eye and heard the sound of metal striking metal, which she took for Wingate hitting a stop sign with the club. She said Wingate then glared at her. Yet the dashcam video shows a man just standing on a street corner as she drives up.

Whitlatch, who had been disciplined twice before for “unprofessional conduct,” should have handled the “non-threatening situation” differently, O’Toole concluded.

“Your inability to understand, even in hindsight, that your behavior was unnecessarily aggressive, an abuse of discretion, and negatively impacted the community's confidence in this police service, offers me no pathway to confidence that your behavior will improve or change,” the chief wrote. “Without this ability to learn from your mistakes, understand how you can improve and do better, and recognize your own errors, you are unable to effectively function as an officer.”

Whitlatch denied any racial bias or misconduct in the arrest, telling investigators during the review that she wouldn’t have altered any of her actions that day.
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And officials at the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild are expected to appeal her dismissal, The Seattle Times reported. The organization’s president, Ron Smith, has said that police didn’t complete their investigation within the required 180-day period after learning of community members’ outrage in September 2014.

The video of the July 9, 2014 arrest shows William Wingate, then 69, leaning against the golf club like a cane and not swinging it at anyone.


The video of the July 9, 2014 arrest shows William Wingate, then 69, leaning against the golf club like a cane and not swinging it at anyone.

The Guild didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday night.

Wingate, a retired bus driver and veteran, sued the city and Whitlatch in April, according to the Times. Protesters marched on his behalf while carrying their own golf clubs earlier this year. His lawyers praised the firing of Whitlatch in a statement to KIRO-TV on Tuesday.

Attorneys Susan Mindenbergs and Vonda Sargent told the TV station, “The public interest is best served by the even-handed enforcement of law regardless of race.”



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I saw that video a few months ago. That lady was full of sh*t. That man didn't swing the golf club at her. She was on the hunt that day. I'm glad is no longer a cop.
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What a lovely explanation as to why she was fired. Very fair.
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She posted this on her facebook and this is what she looks like:

 
 
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^^Sleepyi thanked that by mistake smh...she's disgusting

i hope bad things happen to her tbh..
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is she still spouting that kak to this day?
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Typical. They get a sick thrill from victimizing blacks then turn around and make themselves look like the "victims". She should go play in traffic.

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Quote Whitlatch “perceived mistreatment on account of your race” when she complained a black judge and black deputy chief dropped Wingate’s charges because she is white, SPD’s termination order said.



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