RIME & COURTS A white NYPD officer broke into a black woman’s home and threatened her. Activists want him fired.

New York police Officer Michael J. Reynolds was sentenced to 15 days in jail and probation after making a racist threat against a black woman in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2018.Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

Reynolds forced his way into the home — next to the Airbnb accommodations that he and several other men, including the two other officers, had rented — where Conese Halliburton lived with her children, according to the court documents. He can be heard on surveillance video threatening Halliburton, saying he’d “break every f—— bone in your f—— neck” and using racial slurs, investigators said. Reynolds left only after Halliburton said police were nearby, according to court documents.

In court transcripts, 20th District Criminal Court Judge Mark J. Fishburn excoriated Reynolds and sentenced him to 15 days in jail for the break-in, along with assessing court fees of more than $1,000. Reynolds will be on unsupervised probation for nearly three years.

Since news of the attack broke, more than 11,700 people have signed a petition advocating that Reynolds be fired. On Wednesday, a group of protesters and activists gathered in New York.

“We see no charges related to domestic terrorism. He broke into their home while they were in bed. Threatened them. Held them captive in their own bed,” Foy said. “Our presence here today is to demand answers from the NYPD about why Michael Reynolds is still employed as an NYPD officer.”

Article URL : https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/white-nypd-officer-broke-black-woman-s-home-threatened-her-n1109306

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