Seattle Cop Put On Desk Duty After Booking Elderly Man Using Golf Club For A Cane



A Seattle, Wa police officer is now on desk duty after footage of an arrest involving an elderly man who refused to drop a golf club he used as a cane. On July 9, 2014 William Wingate was out walking when officer Cynthia Whitlatch drove up on up the war veteran an ordered him to drop the golf club. On the police car dashboard camera, Whitlatch accused Wingate of swinging the club at her and claimed he hit a stop sign. Wingate who is black, insisted he never did such a thing but Whitlatch who is white, keeps pressing and claimed the entire event was on video and audio. The footage of the incident has been released, after a lawmaker started to question the validity of Wingate’s arrest. Watch the video below.

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Wingate was arrested and convicted of unlawfully using…

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