Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sean Bell, Oscar Grant...is more common than you think
Seattle Police Department officer Mary Woollum was one of the cops who was filmed on April 17 stomping on an uncuffed, unarmed Latino man while her colleague, Officer Shandy Cobane, kicked the man and shouted racial profanities at him. And she had been investigated for police brutality in the past.
Yesterday, the FBI announced its Office of Professional Accountability will be looking into the incident. In the video, Shandy Cobane and Mary Woollum, two members from the force’s gang detective unit, kicked the man in the head and knees while he lay facedown on the sidewalk. Cobane can be heard yelling that he’s going to “kick the f*cking Mexican piss out of you, homey.”.continue reading on racewire.org