Chad Walker is an officer with the Columbia Police Department who was been suspended after video of him using a racial slur circulated online.
Date of birth
His date of birth is not yet known.
To be updated.
According to his LinkedIn, Walker graduated from the University of South-Carolina Columbia in 2005. He attended Albertville High School in Alabama before college, graduating in 2000.
To be updated.
Walker was a street patrol supervisor prior to being fired, according to his LinkedIn profile. He wrote on LinkedIn, “Experienced Sergeant with a demonstrated history of working in the law enforcement industry. Skilled in Police Training, Criminal Intelligence, Patrol, Emergency Services, and Public Safety. Strong protective services professional with a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused in Exercise Science from University of South Carolina-Columbia.”
Walker, who had been part of the Columbia Police Department for 14 years.
The incident leading to Chad's suspension
The police officer, Chad was suspended after videos showing him saying a racial slur in a confrontation with people outside a bar were posted on social media.
Sgt. Chad Walker was on patrol in the Five Points area of Columbia around 11 p.m. local time Saturday when he entered a bar and “found several violations of the Governor’s Executive Order to stop the service and consumption of alcohol,” Columbia police said in a news release Sunday (30 September 2020).
When Walker, who is white, “communicated the order with patrons and employees, a male is heard calling him a racial slur while leaving the establishment,” the release says.
In videos posted on social media, a man is seen confronting the officer outside the bar, saying he's “talking to these people of color as if they are less than human.” The officer then says a racial slur at least twice, saying that a Black man called him the slur. The Black man says he didn't call the officer that word and the two argue about it, as three other officers look on.
“You got mad because I told you you couldn't drink your drink so you called me that word,” the officer says.
Shortly after the confrontation, Walker's commanders “immediately recognized that inappropriate actions occurred” and began an internal investigation and body camera review, the release says. Walker, a 14-year veteran of the department, was suspended without pay pending the outcome that review.