JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. – A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy has been fired after he was heard, while playing a video game, threatening an opponent and using racial slurs.
The argument, which was recorded, was posted on the internet. It involved former deputy Michael Slater and a man name David, who uploaded the trash talk between the men to YouTube and also shared it with the Free Thought Project website.
David and Slater were using voice chat while playing Xbox live, when they are heard exchanging heated words. After David threatens and insults Slater, the now former deputy gives David his address and tells him he is an officer and he gets paid to “beat up n****rs like you.” Slater also provided his badge number as proof of his identity. A spokesperson for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Slater was fired immediately after the Sheriff was made aware of the video earlier this week.