Judge tosses gun case, citing officer wearing ‘racist’ t-shirt
A judge has dismissed a gun case after prosecutors said an arresting officer may have designed a T-shirt that an advocacy group says has a racist symbol.
The Washington Post reported the dismissal last week in D.C. Superior Court is the first since members of the 7th Police District “Powershift” unit have come under scrutiny.
The black shirt shows the Grim Reaper holding a rifle. Above the image is the word “Powershift” with a cross embedded in the letter “o.”
That image is a “sun cross,” which advocacy groups say is used by white supremacist groups.