Video showing racial slurs prompts LA-area hate crime probe
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California are investigating a parking lot fight as a hate crime after video on social media showed a white man hurling racial slurs at a black woman.
Enrique Conde of Los Angeles posted the video on Twitter, saying Tuesday’s spat was sparked by a bad parking job at Santa Monica College, just west of Los Angeles.
The video shows an older man repeatedly screaming the slur at the woman and telling her to “go back to South LA.”
The woman appears to swing at the man first, and he appears to kick her.
The man, identified by college police as 80-year-old Frederic Shinerock of Los Angeles, was cited on suspicion of battery and released. Prosecutors will consider further action.
Shinerock didn’t return a message seeking comment.