A Black Cop Was Held At Gunpoint By A White Man

PushBlack
August 2, 2019

Lucas County Sheriff’s deputy Alan Gaston is a police officer in Ohio. He stopped by a local IRS office to ask a routine question about his taxes - but when he got there, what happened to him surely changed his life for the worse.

A white security guard pulled a gun on this Black cop who was in FULL UNIFORM, because he refused to disarm. When Gaston let him know he wouldn’t be doing that, the security guard demanded he leave - but then wouldn’t let him leave! More police were then called by the office. 

Imagine the confusion of the officers when they showed up and saw a fellow cop being held at gunpoint. The guard, Seth Eklund, admitted he was well aware Gaston was a cop but didn’t seem to care. He ended up getting arrested for aggravated menacing. 

Just imagine if the roles were reversed. Can you even see a Black man surviving pulling a gun on a white police officer, security guard or not? Yeah, definitely not. This ridiculous situation speaks volumes about what it means to be Black in the USA.

As for officer Alan Gaston, he’s traumatized, and he’s suing the security company and the guard who did it. He even said he expected to be shot in the back. Being a Black cop clearly doesn’t mean people see the badge before they see your race!

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