After a recent Facebook video showing a Shreveport Police Department officer using racial language to a racist inmate went viral, the lawman has been put on administrative leave.
"I'm gonna beat that [N-word] word out your motherfucking ass," Cpl. Cordaro Lee says in the video, which Lee's attorney says he recorded himself, per a KTBS report.
The Daily Dot could not independently find the now-private Facebook video hosted elsewhere, but it can be watched via KTBS.
Another man is heard but unseen in the background. Pam Breedlove, Lee's attorney, says Lee believes he texted the now-deleted video to his sister, who subsequently posted it to Facebook. Once Lee was recognized, the video triggered an internal affairs investigation leading to his suspension.
Breedlove also told KTBS that "he was not threatening [the racist inmate]. He was just having a conversation with a racist inmate who had called him the N-word."
Breedlove also claims that the prisoner challenged Lee to a boxing match, which apparently prompted Lee to start recording the conversation.
"I'm gonna beat your motherfucking ass, and we're gonna be best friends," Lee said in the footage. "And you're gonna be my little homeboy. My little white homeboy. You're gonna do what I tell you to do. You're gonna be my white slave like Roach. You'll be my white slave like Roach."
The "white slave like Roach" phrase is a direct reference to the Ice Cube-starred movie Next Friday.
Per KTBS, SPD chief Ben Raymond has not commented, citing an ongoing investigation.
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