SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Police Department is investigating a video of Adolf Hitler insulting the gay mayor and other city officials among members of the department.
The agency launched an internal investigation after a “extremely disturbing, insulting” video surfaced on Saturday, police spokesman Lt. Sean Takeuchi told San Diego. Union-tribune.
Several people who received it in the text informed their superiors, he said.
The video is from the 2004 film The Fall, which depicts Hitler and his crew in the last days of World War II. But subtitles were added, which “negatively represent the leadership of the community և department,” Takeucci said. “The video also prepares a homophobic comment about the mayor.”
Todd Gloria is the first openly gay mayor in San Diego to take office on December 10.
Takeucci said the video was an outrageous response to an investigation commissioned by Police Chief David Nisley after five police officers were photographed inside a La Jolla cafe last week, apparently violating the county ban on eating in person due to a coronavirus outbreak.
“The department will not tolerate any kind of hate speech,” he said. “If the video was created by a member of the department, Chief Niselet will take quick action. As a department, this is not what we are. This is not what we San Diegans are. ”