Two White and two Hispanic Ft. Lauderdale cops engaged in racists texts and one even created a short video depicting President Obama as a KKK character with gold teeth.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
March 22, 2015
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – On Friday, John P. “Jack” Seiler, the Ft. Lauderdale Mayor announced that three Ft. Lauderdale Police Officers, James Wells, 30, Jason Holding, 31, and Christopher Sousa, 25, had been fired after a five month investigation and Alex Alvarez, 22, had resigned in January before an internal investigation began to avoid getting fired for racist text messages and a leaked video. Cellphone text messages between the officers included making sexists and inappropriate remarks against Hispanics and gays. Alvarez even made a racist Obama short mock KKK video. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began an investigation into the officers discriminatory behavior towards other Afro-American officers and remarks in texts messages that they should get drunk and go “kill niggers.” The officers were assigned to a predominately Afro-American neighborhood.
Alvarez created a short mock video depicting President Obama with gold teeth in KKK garb and a dog attacking a Black man. The officers referred to a late shift of officers as “lazy fuckers” who are mostly Afro-Americans.
Ft. Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderley who is Afro-American during a press conference about the final investigation results and the termination of three officers said, the officers did not engage in criminal conduct, but their behavior “was inexcusable” and the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department has “zero tolerance” for such behavior. Chief Adderley stated, The officers were terminated due to sustained department misconduct charges — conduct “unbecoming a police officer” and “engaging in conduct prejudicial to the good order of the department.”
Texts by officers:
Sousa: “Holdings we are coming over and drinking all your beer and killing niggers.”
Holding: “Id that noose ready.”
Alvarez: “Jimmy what would big daddy do to that nigger. Get that nigger out from under the wagon.”
Wells: “And that nigger lover in the wagon.”
Holding: “I had a wet dream that you two found those two niggers in the VW and gave them the death penalty right there on the spot.”
Some of the text messages were screen shot copied by Alvarez’s ex-girlfriend who on October 2014 sent copies to Police Chief Adderley. The texts messages were made between mid-September to mid-October. Chief Adderley immediately launched an internal investigation into the racist behavior by the officers.