Gene Allmond Wiki – Gene Allmond Bio
Gene Allmond is the former police chief of Hamilton, Ga., who was caught making racist comments about slavery on body camera footage.
The remarks by the chief and patrolman in Hamilton were discovered after a city worker found the footage on a camera that had been thought to be malfunctioning.
His age is unclear.
Gene Allmond Racist Remarks
A police chief and a patrolman from a small city in Georgia were ousted from their positions after body camera footage was discovered in which the pair made racist comments about slavery and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta.
The video, which was recorded in June on a body camera that Mr Brooks was wearing and was posted online by television news station WTVM, shows Mr Brooks using a racial slur while making lewd comments about Ms Bottoms and Stacey Abrams, the former Democratic candidate for governor.
The video also shows Mr Allmond and Mr Brooks discussing slavery. Mr Allmond is heard saying, “They furnished them a house to live in, they furnished them clothes to put on their back, they furnished them food to put on their table, and all they had to do” was work.
The conversation was recorded outside of the police department as the two were preparing to patrol a Black Lives Matter rally in Hamilton, a city of 2,000 people about 90 miles south of Atlanta.
Mr Brooks was trying to show Mr Allmond how the body cameras worked, Mr Walker said on Sunday.
“I’m not sure if he was stupid enough — obviously he was stupid enough — not to know it was still working and that he still had it on,” Mr Walker said. “The words just rolled out of their mouths. There was no hesitation.”
Mr Allmond and Mr Brooks could not immediately be reached for comment on Sunday.
The footage was discovered on Monday by a city employee who had been examining the body cameras to determine why they were not functioning.
Mr Brooks had told the mayor and members of the City Council, which had inquired why the police were not using body cameras, that the cameras were broken.
It was discovered that the body cameras were full of footage and had run out of storage.
The employee alerted Mr Walker to the video, and he watched it Monday evening with Ransom Farley, the mayor pro tempore.