Cop who filed complaint about white privilege comment suspended

PLAINFIELD, Ind. — The police officer who filed a complaint after being told he had white privilege has been suspended, local TV reported on Wednesday.

During a Nov. 1 transgender awareness training session, Plainfield Police Department Captain Scott Ardnt questioned the validity of the statistic and was told by a fellow police officer, Captain Carri Weber, that he wouldn’t notice it because he had white male privilege.

RTV6 in Indianapolis reported that Arndt was suspended without pay for two days after the incident, for conduct unbecoming a Plainfield Police officer. Weber was placed on paid administrative leave for not only the Nov. 1 incident, but other disciplinary history over the past six months, the station reported.

Ardnt filed a complaint against Weber on Nov. 10, according to the TV station. He stated he was “racially and sexistly slurred by Captain Carri Weber while I was asking a question of the instructor in training,” the officer wrote. “I am now firmly aware of the discriminatory belief she just verbally communicated. … There is no place in the Plainfield Police administration or supervision for someone who holds and espouses her discriminatory views.”

The town board of commissioners placed Weber on leave on Nov. 16 and will vote on her future with the police department on Dec. 7. Weber had been suspended for violating the departments alcohol and drug policy and driving a squad car after drinking during an outing, RTV6 reported.