Miss. Sheriff Fired After Heated Xbox Rant: ‘I Get Paid to Beat Up N--gers Like You’

Xbox One and its controller on display at the Microsoft Xbox booth during the Electronics Expo 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 11, 2013
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

A Mississippi sheriff’s deputy is out of a job after authorities say he threatened another person online using racial slurs, the Clarion-Ledger reports.

A man identified only as “David” on YouTube posted a video that shows an Xbox screen and reportedly provides audio of a conversation between him and then-Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Slater. David also submitted the audio portion to the Free Thought Project, an online newsletter.


In the audio, David and Slater exchange heated words, with David threatening and insulting the then-sheriff’s deputy, the Clarion-Ledger reports. 

According to the newspaper, at that point, Slater is reportedly heard on the video giving his address to David and saying, “You about to come to a f—king paid police officer’s house. I get paid to beat up n—gers like you.”

Slater even provides his badge number to prove that he is a law-enforcement officer.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Slater was immediately terminated after the sheriff learned about the video. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cherie Ward confirmed that it was Slater who was heard on the video, the Clarion-Ledger reported.


“We don’t condone that type of behavior or language,” Ward said.

Read more at the Clarion-Ledger.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter