In May of 2013, Alexander City, Alabama police officer Troy Middlebrooks was secretly recorded proposing the murder of a black resident, saying that he could hide evidence in order to make the proposed killing look like it was in self-defense, according to a report published by the Guardian Tuesday morning.
But after Vincent Bias, the man Middlebrooks proposes killing in the recording, played the tape to the Alexander City police chief and mayor, the officer was allowed to keep his job, and the city paid Bias $35,000 in a private settlement to avoid publicly being sued, according to the report. In the recording, Middlebrooks can be heard saying that [Bias], whom he allegedly referred to as “that nigger” off tape, “needs a god damn bullet.”
Same old story. Cop gets a paid holiday and the future murder victim gets insufficient hush money to get the hell away from his murderer.
Two weeks, tops, after this cop gets off his holidays? I’m willing to bet that Vincent Bias “turns up dead”.
This is fucking BLATANT disregard for human life.