Albany officer suspended over racist remarks against African Americans

ALBANY, NY — An Albany police officer has been suspended for making racist remarks which were caught on the body camera of a county sheriff’s deputy.

Officer David Haupt, who has been on the force since 2016, used language that was offensive to African Americans.

His words calling blacks “the worst fucking race,” were recorded by a body camera being worn by a member of the Albany County Sheriff’s office.

The conversation was captured on November 1st — it was flagged, and sent to the office’s department of professional standards.

Albany police confirmed that Haupt is suspended without pay for 30 days.