By Sarah Calams
DALLAS — A Dallas Police Division officer is on administrative go away pending the end result of an inner investigation after promoting a controversial problem coin on-line.
The coin, in response to NBC DFW, was created by the officer to mark the fifteenth anniversary of the South Central Police Patrol Station. The coin has a Dallas Police badge with the phrases “South Central” on one aspect and “Large T Plaza” with a doughboy drug supplier with a gun, gold tooth and money on the bottom. There’s additionally a police automobile reverse a automotive with gold rims and a drug home close to the underside of the coin, in response to the report.
Dallas Police officers pulled it offline after being alerted to an commercial to fellow officers.
Terrance Hopkins, president of the Black Police Affiliation of Better Dallas, stated the coin is “thought of blatantly racist to the African-American group,” and that he’ll “not stand for any stage of racism in opposition to its officers, civilian members, metropolis of Dallas staff or the group.”
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia responded following the incident, saying he “won’t permit a person to stain or tarnish our badge and what we’re doing.”
“This isn’t what the Dallas Police stands for and it’ll not stand for that so long as it’s my watch,” Garcia continued.