deputy caught in blackface
Lester Hayes

Athens, GA

#1 Nov 14, 2013
WAYCROSS, Ga.- In a packed room, filled with more than a dozen community members, Camden County Sheriff Jim Proctor commented on the pictures recently released showing one of his deputies in blackface.

"Today, we are here because of someone's inappropriate, insensitive actions. Extremely insensitive, is what it is. I do not believe Chad Palmer is a racist. I have had to take action," said Camden County Sheriff Jim Proctor.

Camden County Deputy Chad Palmer allegedly wore a costume to a Halloween party and told others he was dressed as a "Camden County inmate." The pictures shows Palmer dressed in a Camden County jail uniform with his skin painted black.

Palmer has been suspended without pay and has been placed on probation with the CCSO for one year. Palmer, as well as the entire team of deputies, will be required to go through sensitivity training which will begin Monday, according to Proctor.

"There's been a lot of thought, a lot of prayer in to this decision," Proctor said to the crowd that included representatives from local churches and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Chief Proctor said Palmer will remain suspended until Proctor deems it's ok for Palmer to come back to work.

"I thought about firing him but decided against it," Proctor stated.

First Coast News

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/arti...

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

African-American Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Proof black cities are by far better than white... 3 min Rich stars of the... 2
News Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 4 min VetnorsGate 1,548,925
My mama asked me not to visit this forum again. 5 min Shondalynn Davis 4
Black Lives Don't Matter 16 min Harrison 2
Undeniable proof most celebrities and world lea... 28 min Rich stars of the... 34
Racism in America 38 min The Power Of Mast... 639
Why Do White People Love Dogs So Much (Aug '14) 41 min Shondalynn Davis 133
Are liberals getting too unstable? 1 hr Fun Facts 81
He feared for his Life 1 hr The Power Of Mast... 22
Otto Warmbier CROAKS!!! 1 hr Kato 137
Will Democrats ever win another election? 2 hr Reymundo Mejia Gu... 114
More from around the web