An Indiana police force placed a female captain on paid administrative leave after she told a fellow officer that he benefited from “white male privilege.”
The incident occurred at a Nov. 1 training seminar on how police should interact with transgender people in their communities, led by a U.S. Department of Justice representative and a U.S. attorney.
“My wife has never been part of police violence,” he said. “Most of the people that I know have never been, accused the police of violence. So I guess I don’t get where that statistic comes from.”
“I’m sorry?” a man asked.
“Your white male privilege,” the woman repeated.
Weber was placed on administrative leave on Nov. 16. She was previously suspended in August for violating a department policy by driving her squad car within eight hours of drinking alcohol and for having alcohol in her squad car, according to WISH.