Plainfield Police Captain on Administrative leave

A captain with the Plainfield Police Department was placed on administrative leave after making a statement about white male privilege during a transgender awareness session for police. The comment came on Nov. 1, at the Police Supervisors Transgender Awareness Training session. A representative from the U.S. Department of Justice and a United States attorney were instructing police on issues relating to transgender people, and how police should best interact with transgender people in the community. About halfway through the presentation, a 28-year veteran of the Plainfield Police Department spoke up, asking questions about a certain statistic presented — that transgender people are 3.32 times more likely to experience police violence, compared to non-transgendered people. At that time, Capt. Carri Weber interrupted, saying, “Because of your white male privilege, so you wouldn’t know.” On Nov. 10, the officer, who wasn’t named in documents provided by the Town of Plainfield following a public records request, filed a complaint against Weber.

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