A white NYPD cop was on vacation in Nashville when he kicked open a door to a house and terrorized the black family inside, claiming they were inside his home and calling them “n*ggers.”
The cop was staying at an Airbnb next door.
Earlier this week, New York City police officer Michael J. Reynolds pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated criminal trespassing and three counts of assault.
The 25-year-old will be sentenced in November. Prosecutors are seeking prison, according to the Tennessean.
The incident took place on July 9, 2018 and was caught on surveillance video but it was not enough for the New York City Police Department to fire him.
Reynolds had been out drinking when he confused the home of Conese Halliburton with the Airbnb he was staying at next door at around 2:30 a.m.
“This is my motherf*cking house,” Reynolds shouted at the family after kicking their door open and forcing his way inside. Halliburton was inside the home with her four sons, ages 20, 17, 11 and 8.
Her older sons ordered him to leave the home as she called 911. When the dispatcher said police were on their way, Reynolds, perhaps realizing he had screwed up, walked out of the house.
“Try to shoot me, and I’ll break every f*cking bone in your f*cking neck,” he told them before calling them “f*cking n*ggers,” which was all captured on audio by the neighbor’s surveillance camera.
But despite all that, Nashville cops did not arrest him that night, apparently honoring his Blue Privilege.
In fact, news of the incident was not reported by the media until more than a month later which was when police insisted they were “still investigating” the incident.
The NYPD said it has suspended him without pay “for a time” but he was then placed on “modified duty,” meaning he was receiving a paycheck.