Video of the incident, which was first shared by the Instagram account ValleyVids, shows an older white man arguing with a younger Black man at the scene of the accident.
Some alleged witnesses claimed that the confrontation occurred following a traffic accident in Santa Clarita, California’s Valencia neighborhood.
A white woman repeatedly tells the Black man to go back to his car.
“Go back to your little cage you little monkey,” the white man appears to yell at the Black man. “He started the n****r thing because he is the dumb n****r. I said it right after you!”
The video ends as the men are waiting for sheriff deputies to arrive.
According to LATaco, LAPD Officer Drake Madison with the LAPD Media Relations Division confirmed to the news outlet that John Motto retired in May 2020 as a detective assigned to Operations Central Bureau Homicide.
“As a former employee, he is no longer subject to disciplinary action by the department.” Officer Madison told the outlet, adding: “the LAPD has no disciplinary authority over his conduct.”
this man’s name is john motto — detective john motto of the lapd. homicide, rampart division https://t.co/lGcgwzgcBt
— jess 🤬 (@pigeater420) March 16, 2021