Add "Suck my dick," "Break your fucking neck," and "Skullfuck you" to the list of things that Seattle police officers should avoid telling suspects while their dash-cam recordings are running.
The list of suspendable terms had been most recently updated with "Beat the fucking Mexican piss out of you, homey," which Ofc. Shandy Cobane famously uttered before stomping on the head of the same "Mexican" he promised to extract the urine from. Last month, SPD Chief John Diaz announced Cobane would be suspended for the language--but not for the head stomp.
This latest batch of potty-mouth suspensions involve three different officers, who according to a KING-5 report, had quite the altercation with a carful of suspected gang members back in March.
The incident in question happened on Capitol Hill in March of 2010.
Two squad cars with four officers pulled over alleged gang members who were allegedly driving recklessly.
The suspects were Latino and were using vulgar language. The three suspended officers were white and were also using vulgar language.
Officer Brett Schoenberg, referring to male genitals, told a suspect, "(blank) my (blank)."
Schoenberg was suspended for 20 days.
Officer Casey Steiger told a suspect "I'm going to break your (blanking) neck."
Steiger was suspended for 15 days.
Officer Corey Williams said "I'm going to skull (blank) you and drag you down the street."
The suspensions came despite the officers claiming that "dealing with obvious gang-bangers, it's the way we have to talk to them, to de-escalate the situation."
The main difference between tis trio of officers and Ofc. Cobane is that Cobane was suspended by Chief Diaz while Schoenberg, Steiger, and Williams were suspended at the behest of the department's Office of Professional Accountability.
All three officers claim they will appeal their punishments.