VIDEO: West Point officer on administrative leave following viral security footage
WEST POINT, Ga. (WTVM) - A West Point officer is placed on administrative leave behind a viral video on social media.
The footage allegedly shows Officer Bramblett throwing homeowner Tomeshia James Madden’s security camera in some nearby bushes and using a racial slur.
According to the West Point Police Department, they are investigating the allegations and have put the officer on administrative leave.
Madden is accusing the officer seen on the right of using the ‘n-word’ while referring to her son, then throwing her front door camera off her porch into nearby bushes.
“It’s Ms. Madden’s understanding that the police were there looking for her son. When she learned of that she turned him into the sheriff’s office,” said Wendell Major, attorney.
Major is the attorney representing the family. He says he’s waiting to see how the police department handles the situation.
“We think the video depicts some vile and degrading conduct by the persons depicted in it. We think that should be addressed,” said Major.
So far, the officer is on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident.
“Everybody involved will have the opportunity to have their say in court where we can resolve the dispute in a civil manner,” said Major.
Major says he and his client expect to meet with the West Point Police Department this afternoon to discuss the incident and next steps.
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