A police department in Georgia declined to answer a 911 call regarding a White infant spotted with a Black family after finding it “racially insensitive,” WALB 1o reports.
Snellville Police Capt. Greg Perry eventually reported the phone call to the public because he wished to speak out on racial bias. An anonymous person called police to say the child didn’t look like they were in danger, but that the image of a White baby with a Black family was odd, according to the news site.
The anonymous caller said, “This is going to sound really bad but I really don’t care. There is a little white baby…and no one in the car was white. I know that sounds really bad but there are so many missing children.”
Perry says the unnamed supervisor has never declined a call in his/her career, but refused to respond to this particular report, because there was no merit behind it.
“It seemed over-the-top insensitive. Our community is very diverse. Absolutely, he did what I would want him to do,” said Perry.
Snellville Police also addressed the matter on their Facebook page, calling the report “disgusting.”
Citizens were divided over the incident, some believing the SPD was dismissive, while others agreed with their choice not to answer the call. Perry added that alerts are used in the case of missing children.
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SOURCE: WALB 1o, Facebook | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
Georgia Police Explain Why They Ignored 911 Call About White Baby With Black Family was originally published on newsone.com