Feds Investigating Racially-Charged SPD Incident, Second Officer In Video Identified

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee May 11, 2010

The "I’m going to beat the fucking Mexican piss out of you, homey” saga continues.

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Federal agents said the findings of the routine investigation will be forwarded to the Civil Rights Section of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Meantime, police sources have identified Officer Mary Woollum as the second officer involved in the April 17 beating captured on tape.

The video, which shows two Seattle police officers kicking and shouting a racial threat at an innocent man as he lies on the ground, has set off a firestorm of controversy around the world.

The footage shows what started as a police hunt for a robbery suspect. Officers caught a man they later learned was the wrong guy.

The video shows Det. Shandy Cobane, a member of the gang unit, on the scene as Seattle police detained three people, including one Hispanic man, in their hunt for possible armed robbery suspects.

A man can be seen lying face down without handcuffs and not under arrest.


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