Former assistant police chief instructed recruit to shoot black teens if caught smoking pot

According to ABC News, a former assistant police chief in Kentucky sent racist messages to a police recruit.

One of those messages instructed the recruit to shoot black minors if they were caught smoking weed.

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell sent a letter to Prospect Mayor John Evans denouncing Todd Shaw’s “highly disturbing racist and threatening Facebook messages” to the recruit.

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According to court documents in late 2016, when the pair discussed training scenarios where the recruit was to write a paper on "the right thing to do" if he caught three juveniles smoking marijuana, Shaw stated: "F*** the right thing. If black shoot them.”

Shaw also instructed the recruit on how to handle the parents: He suggested performing sexual acts on them unless quote “daddy is black. Then shoot him.”

Shaw, who had previously worked 20 years as a Louisville officer, was suspended, then fired, from the Prospect force last year.

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Shaw’s lawyer claims his client was just “playing” and that these messages were privately sent among colleagues and friends.

ABC News reports that prosecutors found the messages while investigating a case in which Shaw allegedly tried to assist another officer by improperly accessing the National Crime Information Center database.

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