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Warning: graphic language.

The Chicago Police Department and the office of emergency management are investigating after racial slurs were heard on police radio Sunday morning.


A man’s voice can be heard saying “Typical f***ing n*****s” and “Black lives matter, my a***.”

The racial slurs occured over the Police Department’s radio channel around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, for Morgan Park and other Far South Side neighborhoods, DNAinfo reported.

Currently, the city believes the person responsible was an unauthorized user of the police department’s radio channel.

Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the department is investigating.

“The statements made are absolutely unacceptable and Supt. [John] Escalante has ordered an immediate internal-affairs investigation into this incident,” Guglielmi said in a statement. “Should the investigation reveal that a member of the Police Department made the statements, he will be immediately suspended and disciplinary proceedings will be launched.”

The slurs were used over the radio, more than a day after protesters and police gathered outside for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s postponed rally in Chicago.

The audio clip started off with with a dispatcher asking another officer if she was trying to get his attention.

“It’s too early to be bothering you,” said the dispatcher in response to his question. “Good morning.”

Another cop asked, “How many boyfriends do you have?”

The dispatcher joking replied, “Why you all in my Kool-Aid? Why you over here?”

Another person said, “You can answer that again,” and said something that sounded like, “You got busted over the air again.”

Seconds later, a man’s voice said, “Typical f***ing n*****s.”

A police officer then tells the dispatcher to “find out what radio that comment came from.” The dispatcher said she couldn’t figure out the location, but said she was notifying her manager about it.

Your jaw will drop when you hear what was said on Chicago police radio the day after the Trump protests AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
Melissa Gotleib is a content editor at Rare.
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