"You would be the first one I would shoot", says officer

West Midlands Police officer under investigation for racial remarks

Midlands police officer mocks Black Lives Matter and tells suspect 'you'd be the first person I'd shoot'

The footage shows a number of officers talking to 24-year-old Jack Chambers as he sits and smokes on a sofa.

One officer responds "you going to go all Black Lives Matter on us?" - referring to the movement which began in the United States to protest police brutality against people of colour. "You'd be the first one I'd shoot if I had a gun definitely".

Mr Chambers reacted by saying "Oh, f****** hell" and the PC continued to laugh. I sincerely believe West Midlands Police as a whole is racist.

The officer has since expressed remorse and is "very apologetic", according to West Midlands Police.

In a video, posted on Facebook, the police offers entered the home of Jack Chambers, 24, and made antagonising comments regarding his race.

The force received an official complaint about the video and the officer's comments and has referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Assistant Chief Constable Alex Murray said: "What was said was not right and the officer has been removed from front line duties pending further assessment". "We expect the highest standards of behavior from all our officers and staff, and we will always take complaints from members of the public seriously".

The reason for the police's visit to the house was not known.

'As far as I'm concerned these are serious matters, police officers are there to set an example, their behaviour must be beyond reproach.

'We call on West Midlands Police not only to investigate this matter but to remove this particularly officer from his duty.

"You don't not make flippant statements about serious issues which affect communities". One officer asks a house resident why he didn't answer the door when police knocked on the door. This is not locker room banter'.

The man replies: "I didn't know who you was, you could have been climbing up the window like thieves".

Jack says: 'I thought you were going to attack me...

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