Alabama City Disbands Entire Police Department Over Racist Text
Officials in Vincent, Alabama, disbanded an entire local police department and fired the agency’s police chief and assistant chief in response to an officer’s racist text message, according to media reports.
Vincent Mayor James Latimore confirmed Thursday that the city council passed a resolution that would disband the police department just days after the text surfaced, according to Al.com.
The text message, sent by someone identified as “752” in a screenshot of a chat, asked: “What do y’all call a pregnant slave?”
The person who sent the text then supplied an answer:...