Police Chief Compares Black People To Monkeys In Bizarre Racist Rant (VIDEO)

An Oregon police chief has resigned after responding to a complaint about racism with… even more racism.

Clatskanie Police Chief Marvin Hoover’s alleged racism was revealed by a fellow police officer, who reported that Hoover compared black people to monkeys while notifying him of an African-American woman they’d arrested who was now threatening to sue for discrimination. Officer Dustin Stone explained in his official report to the Oregon Department of Public Safety:

“I relayed several of the arrestee’s remarks such as, ‘When you look at me, my black and my nappy hair, all you see is animal. Chief Hoover interrupted me and said, ‘That’s what she is.’”

Then the 56-year-old police chief took it up a notch. Stone explained:

“Chief Hoover then began to act like a monkey. Chief Hoover placed his hands in his armpits and began scratching them. Chief Hoover also started making loud monkey sounds.”

Like any decent human being, Stone was appalled. He explained, “As Chief Hoover was comparing African-Americans to monkeys, I began to become extremely uncomfortable. I have never been in a work environment where a manager, especially an executive officer, is openly racist.”

Chief Hoover continued to act out, scratching and chanting while moving around the room. Stone said Hoover even “momentarily beat his chest like Tarzan.”

Stone tried to continue debriefing Hoover, but was continuously interrupted by this racist display. At one point, Chief Hoover even said, “That’s what they deserve” before breaking out into song. The police chief sang “Dixieland” which contains lyrics such as “In a land of cotton…old times they’re no forgotten…look away…look away…look away…Dixieland.” Stone continued:

“While singing, Chief Hoover knelt on his right knee and began to make a punching motion with his right fist. While making a punching motion, Chief Hoover held his left hand in front of him in a gripping motion, as if he was holding a person by the shirt collar. In addition, while singing the words “look away” Chief Hoover moved his head back-and-forth to his left and right as if he was looking over his shoulder.”

Here’s a report of the incident, courtesy of KOIN:

After this incident was reported, Hoover was placed on paid administrative leave at the end of August but has just recently resigned. What is almost just as disgusting as Hoover’s actions, is that he was given a warm farewell by Clatskanie Mayor Diane Pohl despite his despicable behavior. Pohl said:

“I consider Chief Hoover an honorable man and officer. And so I say, thanks Chief Hoover for a job well done. You have this community’s gratitude, gratefulness and appreciation. Enjoy your retirement knowing we will miss you and wish you all the best.”

There was absolutely no mention of Hoover’s racism.

Unfortunately, this incident didn’t pan out so well for Officer Stone – even though he had done exactly what he should have done when facing blatant racism. According to Stone, he and other officers who were witnesses to Hoover’s disgraceful racism have been harassed by angry Clatskanie residents after the report was filed. Stone said:

“I’ve already faced a lot of retaliation, my wife’s been forced off the road twice. I’ve had people in the community yelling the N-word at me.”

Featured image courtesy of KOIN (screenshot)