Judge tosses gun case, cit­ing of­fi­cer wear­ing ‘racist’ t-shirt

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

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.

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