“We are just gonna go out and start slaughtering them fu—– ni—–. I can’t wait. God, I can’t wait.-Now-former Wilmington Police Department officer Kevin Piner.
Not even 24 hours into the job, Wilmington Police Chief Donny Williams Police Chief fired three officers from the department “after dash-cam footage recorded two phone conversations — accidentally — and a supervisor conducting a routine audit of the videos found the disturbing content.”
The incident occurred on June 4, just days after protests began in Wilmington regarding the murder of George Floyd.
Apparently, the car’s camera system was recording despite not being ‘activated’ for an incident (typically cameras are recording at all times but will not keep the recordings unless an officer triggers the system).
After skipping through the video, which was largely video of his backseat, she found a conversation between Piner and Corporal Jessie Moore — a police officer with the department since 1997.
She reviewed the conversation she ‘heard comments, extremely racist comments made by both Piner and Moore,” according to a summary provided by police.
The video also recorded a conversation with Officer Gilmore who apparently had pulled up next to Piner’s car.
Both conversations were explicit and racist in content.