Chicago police are investigating 2 separate racial slurs that were uttered live over the city police department’s public radio feed on Friday.
One racial slur seemed to be directed at black officers who were engaging in friendly banter on the police radio, about 12 hours after Republican frontrunner Donald Trump canceled his rally at the UIC Pavilion.
The exchange began with a black female dispatcher joking with black male officers on the police radio.
The dispatcher called out to "11 Robert", but another officer responded, "Robert."
"Which Robert coming in?" she asked. "I told you called [unintelligible]," said a male voice.
"Nah, boo, it's too early to be bothering you, good morning," she said with a sultry voice.
"How many boyfriends do you have?" another male cop asked the female dispatcher.
The dispatcher replied, "Why you all in my Kool-Aid? Why, why you over here?"
Another female voice says, "You can answer that again," and "You got busted over the air again."
2 seconds later, a Caucasian-sounding officer says "Typical f*cking niggers."
After a brief pause, the black female officer sounded flabbergasted by what she'd just heard. "Alright… you know… okay…" she stammers.
A male officer says, "Find out what radio number that comment came from."
The female replied: "You know, we don't give radio numbers, but I'm already hollering for my supervisor."
A few seconds later, the same Caucasian voice said, "Black lives matter, my a--. F---ing n-----s."
According to the NY Daily News, the Chicago Police Department is investigating who made the slurs. Police officials released a statement Monday, saying:
"The statements made are absolutely unacceptable and Superintendent [John] Escalante has ordered an immediate internal affairs investigation into this incident. Should the investigation reveal that a member of the police department made the statements, he will be immediately suspended and disciplinary proceedings will be launched."