Sergeant Sues Police Department Over Training Video That Depicts a Black Cop as A Monkey

Arthur Scott, a San Diego police sergeant, is suing his police department because he believes that a cartoon that was shown during a training event was “racist” and depicted an African American officer as a “monkey,” KGTV reports.

Scott says that when he tried to communicate his concerns about the video, he “was transferred to a different division,” KGTV explains.

The cartoon at the center of the lawsuit was made in the early 1900s, KGTV reports, and depicted San Diego’s first African American police officer, Officer Frank McCarter, as a monkey. The cartoon reportedly also featured “derogatory comments about Asians.”

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