An off-duty NYPD police officer was reportedly captured on video encouraging a toddler to use the n-word.
According to the New York Daily News, Officer Delina Giraldo apparently recorded a video of herself encouraging her 2-year-old niece to use the racist word.
In a series of several Instagram clips posted in 2014, obtained by the Daily News, Giraldo argued, “If somebody thinks or feels that I shouldn’t be using the word ‘nigga,’ but for real … it’s not that serious.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 4, 2017
“All this was from a cop abuser that’s just trying to get back at her,” Sanders said. “Now she’s developing the strength to fight back. There will be a lawsuit against this cop and the Police Department for this conduct.”
According to the NYPD Patrol Guide, racist and offensive words are considered “prohibited conduct,” which applies to both on-duty and off-duty cops.