An Indiana Police Captain’s social justice comments during a DOJ training session is now on leave as a result of pushing her ideologies.
Plainfield Police Captain Carri Weber is in hot water over an offhand remark during a Police Supervisors Transgender Awareness Training session on November 1.
During the session, DOJ and US Attorney members were instructing police on how they could better reach out to transgender individuals.
In the middle of the presentation, a seasoned 28-year department veteran asked about a statistic that claimed transgender people are 3.32 times more likely to experience police violence, compared to non-transgendered people.
“My life has never been part of police violence,” the officer said, his voice caught on video audio. “Most of the people that I know have never been … accused the police of violence (sic), so I guess I don’t get where that statistic comes from.”
Suddenly, Captain Weber piped up, “Because of your white male privilege, so you wouldn’t know.”
Within seconds of opening her mouth, Weber alienated herself from the inquiring officer and several others, making her the most unpopular woman in the room.
When the instructors tried to get everyone to be quiet, one officer called upon the department head to speak up.
“Chief, are you going to let her get away with that? Seriously? I’m asking a legitimate question and I’m getting [unintelligible] white privilege? Are you serious? I find that extremely offensive … I will leave.”
The statistic that caused all the hubub came from a 2013 report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, which used 2012 data from only 15 anti violence programs in only 16 out of fifty states- Indiana not being one of them.
Ten days later, Weber had a complaint filed against her.
“I was racially and sexistly slurred by Captain Carri Weber while I was asking a question of the instructor in training,” the officer wrote. “I am now firmly aware of the discriminatory belief she just verbally communicated. … There is no place in the Plainfield Police administration or supervision for someone who holds and espouses her discriminatory views.”
On November 16, Weber -who had already served a two-week suspension for driving under the influence while in us of her squad car- was placed on administrative leave.
According to The Indy Channel, he fate will be decided on December 7.