- Chalmers said today that department investigators had not been able to determine that any racial slurs were exchanged.
- As some of the officers were leaving a parking area behind the bar about 11:30 p.m., they encountered Rene Dennis Thomas, a 29-year-old line cook who was taking a cigarette break. Thomas said shortly after the incident that after a truck carrying some of the men peeled out of the parking lot he shouted "woo-hoo." Thomas said that a man in the truck shouted a racial slur at him and he replied with one. Thomas said the fight occurred after that.
- Rene Dennis Thomas, the 29-year-old cook at Blinco's sports bar, has said he exchanged words - including some racial slurs - with a passenger of a black truck as it sped away from the restaurant July 20. Thomas said several men then got out of cars and surrounded him. The fight happened after that.
- In an interview last week, Thomas said a truck carrying some of the men peeled out of the parking lot. Thomas said he shouted "woo-hoo" in approval. One of the men shouted a racial slur at Thomas.
- Thomas told police that about 11:30 p.m., he was standing behind the restaurant and got into a tit-for-tat exchange with several men. Thomas and one of the men in the group exchanged insults and racial slurs, Thomas said.
- According to Thomas, a white passenger yelled back, "F you, n--!"
- A cook at a sports bar says racial insults were hurled in both directions in the minutes leading up to an altercation that has sparked a criminal investigation into several members of the Durham, N.C., Police Department, including the lead detective in a rape investigation involving Duke University lacrosse players.
- Rene Thomas, 29, a cook at the bar, alleges that he exchanged racial slurs with at least one of the men in the Blinco's parking lot.
- Thomas said racial slurs were exchanged before the truck stopped and at least three more cars surrounded him.
- Racial slurs were exchanged before the truck stopped and at least three more cars surrounded him, Thomas said.
- Rene Thomas, 29, told WRAL that racial slurs were exchanged in the bar's parking lot before a group of men surrounded him.
- Thomas says racial slurs were exchanged before the truck stopped and at least three more cars surrounded him.
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The Durham police chief and deputy police chief, both of whom are African-American, have made it clear that if the allegations are confirmed, punishment is certain. The worker was allegedly called “n****r” in the parking lot of the sports pub before he was surrounded by several men, poked, threatened, and made to cover himself up on the ground as he was struck at least once, while a foot grazed his face.
A white passenger of the vehicle looked out the window and yelled back, “F—- you, n****r!” During a press conference Monday, Durham Police Deputy Chief Ron Hodge, an African-American, told reporters he was certainly concerned about one of his officers using the n-word while allegedly assaulting someone. Use of the racial slur is against department policy.
It is unclear if the department policy also requires that all Durham Police Department investigators read only the Herald Sun. LieStoppers can confirm that the investigator pictured above was not injured in the making of this post although we do hope that Chief Chalmers allows him to remove his head from the bucket soon.