Racist Text Messages Surface Of Cops Discussing Harming Black People

Mitchell’s family has been demanding justice and now racist text messages have surfaced.
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On December 9, 2018, police fatally shot 23-year-old Christopher Deandre Mitchell in Torrance, California. Mitchell’s family has been demanding justice and now racist text messages have surfaced.

Mitchell was killed at Ralph's grocery store after being accused of driving a stolen car. Officers claimed they saw him reach for a gun and then shot him while he was sitting in the vehicle. The District Attorney's Office stated an airsoft rifle was found in the car. Prosecutors did not charge the officers but the California attorney general's office reopened the case late last year.

The Los Angeles Times reports during 2018 protests over the shooting outside of police headquarters, one officer sent a text message that read: “Was going to tell you all those [N-word] family members are all pissed off in front of the station.”

Another message stated: “Gun cleaning Party at my house when they release my name??"

An officer wrote in response: "Yes absolutely let's all just post in your yard with lawn chairs in a [firing] squad."

According to court records, one of the officers called protesters "savages.” Read more.