A Snapchat video post made by an officer in Detroit is being called racist and has sparked an investigation.
Detroit police are calling the officer’s behavior “inappropriate and problematic,” said CNN affiliate WXYZ.
Take a close look at this video temporarily posted to the social media site Snapchat following a Detroit police traffic stop near joy road and stout Tuesday night.
“Walk of shame.”
“In the cold.”
Listen closely as the officer makes condescending remarks toward an African-American girl that he’s instructed to walk home in the cold.
We’ve confirmed she was pulled over for having expired license tabs.
Notice in the upper left corner of the screen. The officer shares his Snapchat name. Detroit police confirm his real name is Gary Steele the man seen in this public LinkedIn page.
“What they put on there that’s that’s racist like they demeaning my child for no reason,” said Monique Mobley.
We showed this video to Ariel Moore, the young woman who was videotaped on a cell phone and her mother Monique Mobley.
They’re now sharing their outrage over his words and captions that read: “What black girl magic looks like and celebrating black history month.”
“I’ve never had this happen to me in my life so I’m kind of shocked,” Ariel Moore said.
“If you felt like that was OK to do. What are you telling society?” Monique Mobley said.
Also disturbing. Officer Steele’s prior trouble with the law.
Prosecutors charged him with physically attacking his ex-girlfriend and firing a gun next to her head back in 2008.
The incidents in Canton ended with Steele taking a misdemeanor plea deal for probation and staying on the force.
He’s declined to speak with us for this story.