Detroit cop under investigation for anti-Black Lives Matter rant

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A Detroit police detective is under internal investigation and has been demoted after unloading on protesters following the shooting deaths of Dallas cops last week.

Detective Nathan Weekley called the protesters “racists,” even though the shooter acted alone and was not part of the Dallas demonstration.

“For the first time in my nearly 17 years as a law enforcement officer I contemplated calling into work in response to the outrageous act perpetrated against my brothers,” Weekley wrote on Facebook before deleting it. “It seems like the only response that will demonstrate our importance to society as a whole. The only racists here are the piece of (expletive) Black Lives Matter terrorists and their supporters.”

Civil rights leaders spoke out against the Facebook rant.

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A previous protest in Detroit, where demonstrations have been peaceful for years.

“I question the competency of this officer, who in my opinion, would escalate the environment that we are already dealing with now,” Rev. Charles Williams II, the president of the Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network, told Fox2.  “Not only did he hurt Detroiters, but he also put officers in harms way.”

Weekley has been demoted from detective to officer.

Weekley is the brother of Officer Joseph Weekley, who fatally shot 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones during a police raid in 2010.

Photos: Detroit has become a model for nonviolent rallies

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Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.