Brass: I put my crediblity on the line for you. CSIs said excessive force, I said 'no way'.
Officer Finn: That's right.
Brass: Oh, yeah? (plays the dispatch recording of Officer Finn calling Sgt. Johnson a black son of a bitch)
Officer Finn: I don't remember saying that.
Union Rep: I'm advising you not to speak, not until we hear the full recording and the witness statements.
Officer Finn: You think I'm racist? I don't remember, if I said he was black, I was decribing the suspect. I was so focused on what the gun was doing I--
Brass: Did you see his face?
Officer Finn: No, it was dark out.
Brass: Are you telling me, you didn't recognize Scott Johnson? He was a trainee, he rode with you, he was your partner for four months. You spent 8 hours a day in a car together. You saw more of him than you did of your wife.
Union Rep: This was over 5 years ago.
Brass: Are you telling me you didn't recognize a guy who put a formal complaint in your file for racial discrimination? Let me read this to you: (starts reading the complaint) "Frequent and excessive use of racial epithets including the 'N' word."
Officer Finn: First of all, no. I didn't recognize Johnson. And second, yeah, I use street talk with the trainees.
Brass: Come on, you know that doesn't fly anymore.
Officer Finn: But believe me, what they get from me is nothing compared to what they're gonna get from the real gorillas in the jungle.
Union Rep: That's a poor choice of words.
Officer Finn: I am training them for the real world and out of the dozens and dozens of people I have trained, and that is every color of the rainbow, pal. That hard ass was the only one who ever complained. The only one. He's the racist, not me.
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