“F—ing [n-word]I hate them!’ Officer Rose Valentino became enraged and slammed into the wheel of her police car as her body camera turned.
A Cincinnati police officer who also appeared on a 2011 TLC reality show has been taken off the streets of Ohio after an outburst using the n-word captured on her body camera.
“F—ing [n-word]I hate them!’ Agent Rose Valentino was furious when she slammed into the wheel of her patrol car on April 5, according to an internal affairs report following the investigation, NBC News reported.
Valentino was especially annoyed that a crowd of vehicles queuing to pick up students at Western Hills University High School were not moving when she activated her lights and siren. The former Cincinnati Policewomen Star became particularly angry, the report revealed, when a black “male student walked by and gave Agent Valentino the middle finger.”
According to the report from the Cincinnati Police Department’s Internal Affairs Department, Valentino told investigators, “This is a tough job, and I got to a point where I was really affected by it,” noting that she’d been with her for 14 years. the police work. Valentino said she plans to seek treatment to relieve her stress and claimed she does not regularly use racist comments.
Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval said in a statement that he was “appalled to see Officer Valentino display such hateful, angry and racist language. He added, “Our law enforcement officers represent this entire city, and Black Cincinnatians deserve to feel safe knowing they will be treated with mutual respect.”
“Agent Valentino has maintained that she has no racial prejudice that has influenced her work,” the internal report said. “Agent Valentino thinks this was a mental episode.”
Despite her denials, Valentino has been removed from the streets of Cincinnati and demoted to a desk.
“We hold all our employees, especially our sworn police officers, to high standards,” interim city manager John Curp said in a statement. “The video from Agent Rose Valentino’s body camera is disturbing. I expect the CPD to thoroughly investigate this matter and recommend disciplinary action in strict accordance with the city’s disciplinary procedures.”
Curp claimed Valentino “will not be out on the street in uniform, wearing a badge or carrying a firearm.”
The city’s NAACP president, Joe Mallory, also expressed concern about the officer’s suitability, saying, “To have that agitation, that aggressiveness, that anger of being triggered like that, it shouldn’t be so easy to to be activated.”
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