An Atlanta officer is under investigation after being caught on camera calling a man a “fa**** ass n****.”
On January 26, actor and activist Sir Page, known professionally as Sir Maejor, was near the Five Points Station in Atlanta, Georgia.
Page, who's the President of the local chapter of Black Lives Matter and appeared on "American Horror Story: Coven," called the police to report two illegally parked cars blocking traffic.
While we don't know what happened between that and the moment recorded below, we can acknowledge that the situation escalated quickly.
At some point Page brought out his camera and decided to approach the two men who were illegally parked (who apparently were off-duty officers). Page asked one officer if he worked for APD (Atlanta Police Department).
Immediately, the man replied, “Get the f*** away from me.” Then while walking away he said, “fa**** ass n****.”
This caused a back and forth between the two before another officer arrived at the scene.
Gay Star News spoke to the Atlanta Police Department and learned that the man is in fact a police officer under their jurisdiction.
“The individual depicted in the video is an APD officer. The Office of Professional Standards has opened an investigation into his conduct.”
Page also talked to the New York Post and says the men probably assumed his sexuality because of his sparkly shoes.
“It was because of how I was dressed. I’ve never had an officer say anything like this to my face ever before. Who’s bold enough to say something like this to your face?”
“He’s obviously used to talking to people like that and people not doing anything about it. I wonder how he talks to gay folks and transgender people?”