Prince George's Police Officers Suspended After Racial Video | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Prince George's Police Officers Suspended After Racial Video

Play associated audio

Two Prince George's County police officers will remain suspended with pay for their alleged roles in a racially charged video posted on the Internet, according to the Associated Press.

Police Chief Mark Magaw announced the suspensions last week after learning the video depicting racially stereotypical actions was posted online. Police say the video portrayal of a traffic stop includes two black officials in uniform who use crude stereotypes and profanity. The two are shown interacting with a black driver, who appears to be an actor. 

An administrative suspension hearing was held Wednesday, and both officers will remain assigned to administrative duties, according to police officials. 

NPR

Kids' Films And Stories Share A Dark Theme: Dead Mothers

Why do so many animated movies star motherless kids? Sarah Boxer, a graphic novelist, cartoon-lover and mother, talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the phenomenon and the message it sends to children.
NPR

What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.
NPR

What Will Become Of Obama's Request For Immigration Relief Funds?

NPR's Arun Rath talks to political correspondent Mara Liasson about the chances of a political agreement over how to handle the migration of thousands of Central American children.
NPR

Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums

Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.