Austin Police caught making rape jokes [Video]
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Date of Incident: May 24, 2014
Individuals Responsible: Mark Lyttle and Michael Castill
Outfit: Austin Police Department
Phone: (512) 974-5750
Rape is a vile and gross crime that nobody should be joking about, especially our Public Servants whose responsibility is to enforce laws against such a heinous crime. This is exactly what happened in Austin, TX, according to dashcam video recently obtained by an Austin attorney through a public records request. The video is dated May 24, 2014, uploaded to YouTube on October 30, and brought to the attention of the submitter via the San Antonio Express News on November 3.
The Austin Police Department has since apologized for the incident, but it doesn’t change the fact that heinous crimes such as rape are nothing for Public Servants to be joking about. This incident needs to be made as public as possible to send a message that this type of behavior is unacceptable.
As Joshua Fechter reported at MySanAntonio.com:
One officer then says, “Look at the girl over there,” before blowing a whistle.
The second officer is heard saying, “Go ahead and call the cops. They can’t unrape you.”
The first officer then asks, “You didn’t turn your camera off, did you?”
The second officer then says, “They can’t unrape you.”
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