- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Sheriff’s Association official says a sheriff’s use of a racial slur during an interrogation was unprofessional.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1Rw5hJb ) reports that association executive director John W. Jones released a statement Thursday criticizing Dinwiddie County Sheriff D.T. “Duck” Adams’ use of the slur.

Jones says the association is disappointed that one of its members chose to display unprofessionalism during an interrogation.

Jones says Adams’ technique was an isolated incident.

A video obtained by the newspaper shows Adams using the slur twice while interrogating a suspect in September 2013.

Adams told the newspaper that the suspect used the slur first. He said he repeated the word to get to the accused’s “level, to get a confession.”


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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