Man no Longer Police Officer after Racially Charged Video

Feb 26, 2016

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A white Missouri man is no longer a police officer after appearing in a racially charged music video wearing his uniform and carrying a "cops lives matter" sign.

St. Joseph police spokesman Capt. Jeff Wilson said in an email Thursday that patrolman Zackary Craft no longer works for the city. Wilson directed questions to the city attorney's office. City attorney Bryan Carter says the city cannot comment on personnel matters.

Wilson said earlier that the department didn't condone the video, called "Before This Bomb Blows Up (Racism Goes Both Ways)."

Craft appears in the video holding signs saying "Right is Right" and "Wrong is Wrong." Signs held up by others in the video include ones saying "I am a proud white man" and asking why white people aren't allowed to say racial slurs.

Craft's attorney, Morgan Roach, has said that Craft allowed himself to be filmed "without knowing the words, content, or context" and was "appalled" when he saw the white suburban Kansas City rapper's video.