In July of 2014, white Seattle police officer Cynthia Whitlatch was inappropriately aggressive and unnecessarily escalated the interaction between herself and a 69-year-old Black man named William Wingate, who was holding a golf club like a cane.
That description is verbatim per her Seattle Police Department Disciplinary Action Report and should look great on her resume as she’s now out of a job.
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole has fired an officer involved in the arrest of a 69-year-old man who refused to drop a golf club he was carrying on a city sidewal who refused to drop a golf club he was carrying on a city sidewalk.
Officer Cynthia Whitlatch was served Tuesday with a termination notice for policy violations involving bias, abuse of police discretion and escalation of a situation involving William Wingate and a golf club he was using as a cane in July 2014.
O’Toole said in a Tuesday letter to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray that based on an investigation into the incident she is firing Whitlatch. O’Toole says the 2014 case should have been resolved without any confrontation.
Whitlatch had been reassigned to desk duty after the incident and after O’Toole learned that Whitlatch had made troubling Facebook comments regarding race.
If you or any members of the All Lives Matter cult feel that Whitlatch was unfairly punished, even her ex-girlfriend acknowledges her as a racist and claimed she once stole marijuana from the evidence holding for their personal use.
The full disciplinary report can be read here. Good riddance.