Three in Elite NYPD Anti-Gun Unit Accused of Treating Black Suspects Like ‘Animals’

John Marzulli, NY Daily News, April 16, 2012

Top supervisors of an elite NYPD anti-gun unit allegedly handled white suspects with kid gloves while treating blacks like “animals” deserving of a bullet to the head, the Daily News has learned.

The explosive charges appear in sworn depositions from three members of the firearms suppression unit: two current NYPD detectives and a retired first-grade detective.

Their testimony, part of a federal discrimination lawsuit, details how Capt. James Coan and Lt. Daniel Davin created a hostile environment for both their black detectives and suspected minority-group gun traffickers, said the plaintiffs’ lawyer, Eric Sanders.

Davin used the N-word to address black suspects, while Coan considered the unit’s minority-group targets almost subhuman, the depositions indicate.

“Capt. Coan would tell the field team . . . ‘They are f——-g animals. You make sure if you have to shoot, you shoot them in the head. That way there’s one story,’ ” said the retired detective.

The ex-cop, identified only as Undercover 7988, said Coan’s racist rant came before every search warrant executed in Brooklyn’s Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant and East New York from 2008 to 2010.

“They didn’t care if it was kids in there, they didn’t care if it was women in there, naked women,” the detective said. “. . . They treated them as if they had no rights whatsoever. It was disgusting.”

In contrast, search warrants on predominantly white Staten Island were handled without kicking in doors, said the undercover.

The two detectives still on the job testified that Davin hurled the N-word at suspects—and at one of them.


The accused captain and lieutenant remain on the job, although in different positions.

The detectives testified last month in a discrimination lawsuit brought by Detective Debra Lawson in Brooklyn Federal Court.

She alleges minority-group members in the unit were passed over for good assignments and career advancement.


In his deposition, Coan “absolutely” denied making the racist remarks. He acknowledged involvement in five shootings over the past 20 years—with two people left dead.


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    NYC is increasingly becoming a city-state that doesn’t have to follow the same rules that the rest of America does.  This is all done to protect the 1% from suffering the same consequences of diversity that the rest of us have to endure.  The NYC police department now operates surface to air missiles and has a world wide spying network that plays by looser rules than the FBI.  Think about that.  

    None of these things are good for whites.  Whites in “flyover country” need to understand that the harsh tactics used by the NYPD on nonwhites criminals/terrorists are not in any sense indicative that the NYC elite would be open to allowing other Americans to act likewise.  Quite the opposite.  These people see conservative Americans as a populist menace that deserves at least the same harsh treatment as black criminals or Muslim terrorists.  

    What we are seeing is America’s hostile elite dropping the pretense that we are all living under the same law.

  • Cliff Yablonski

    I feel sorry for them for simply telling THE TRUTH

  • ed91

    and the problem?

    •  lol – if The Cap’n spake Truth, there IS a problem for Leftist Liars.

      It is hoped, that Officials will help tip the balance once the final days of American emerge.

  • Top supervisors of an elite NYPD anti-gun unit allegedly handled white
    suspects with kid gloves while treating blacks like “animals” deserving
    of a bullet to the head, the Daily News has learned.

    What white suspects?  If 9 of 10 homicide suspects in New York City are either black or Hispanic, I could imagine that white “gun criminals” in Gotham are found about as often as teeth on hens.

    Maybe a reason for the difference in law enforcement treatment is that a black or Hispanic “gun crime” is a violent crime, while a white “gun crime” is basically a procedural error.  Also, don’t assume that Staten Island = White.  Also again, don’t presume that “white” actually equals White — New York City beancounter parlance and all.

    • The__Bobster

      Here are the crime data that the Times doesn’t want its readers to know: blacks committed 66 percent of all violent crimes in the first half of 2009 (though they were only 55 percent of all stops and only 23 percent of the city’s population). Blacks committed 80 percent of all shootings in the first half of 2009. Together, blacks and Hispanics committed 98 percent of all shootings.

      Blacks committed nearly 70 percent of all robberies. Whites, by contrast, committed 5 percent of all violent crimes in the first half of 2009, though they are 35 percent of the city’s population (and were 10 percent of all stops). They committed 1.8 percent of all shootings and less than 5 percent of all robberies.

      The face of violent crime in New York, in other words, like in every other large American city, is almost exclusively black and brown. Any given violent crime is 13 times more likely to be committed by a black than by a white perpetrator—a fact that would have been useful to include in the Times’s lead, which stated that “Blacks and Latinos were nine times as likely as whites to be stopped.” These crime data are not some artifact that the police devise out of their skewed racial mindset. They are what the victims of those crimes—the vast majority of whom are minority themselves—report to the police.

      •  This means that they’re not S&F blacks enough, and they’re S&F whites too much, just to try to give themselves cover from the voodoo R-word.

        It’s like the death penalty:  Blacks are always whining about it, but a white convicted of Murder-1 is way more likely to be executed than a black convicted of Murder-1.

  • MAJ

    That’s why the supervisors are alive today. As ed91 said, what’s the problem?

  • Rocky Bass

    I suspect the “white suspects” were not for GUN VIOLENCE but paperwork errors and such. As usual no sense of scale or proportion.

    • Aj

      NY is also chock full of Arabs and Pakistanis who are counted as “white” I believe. I would wager most “white” violent crime is committed by short tempered Egyptian shopkeepers or cab drivers taking out Black criminals.

  • Whiteman

    I’ve heard that before. I once saw two white men beaten up and robbed one night while walking down the street. One of their girlfriends described them assailants as ‘animals’. She meant it. 

  • bluffcreek1967

    A good many police officers who have worked in areas that have a large population of Blacks would essentially agree that they are indeed “f—ing animals.” That may not sound polite or politically correct, but it’s quite an accurate description nonetheless. Whites who don’t daily interract with Blacks or live in their communities can’t relate to such words, but those who do know it’s not far off the mark. By and large, Blacks are reactionary, prone to violence, not inclined to careful or rational thought and overly emotional in all they say and do (think of their crude speech and coarse expressions of humor).  

    • KPD

      I got your six good buddy!

      When your not exposed, its impossible to understand… If all you’ve experienced is the “random black guy” you are incapable of relating to those who have first hand exposure, in all facets of society, to the animal tribes among us.

      Those that are in the jungle and still petition justice of the unjust, are the sabatouers of first world western society, and should be held resppnsible for the highest degree of treason.

    • Ingsoc

      Blacks also want to win the police dept. lottery and won’t hesitate to scream “racial profiling” and “police brutality.”  Their activists tell them to “get the guy’s badge #” and some black criminals even carry police-hating lawyers’ cards with them for quick phone calls.  The lawyers want to win the lottery too and many local city councils settle rather than take these cases to trial where with a black jury they’re sure to lose.

  • Impertinent

    Give the man the 2012 award for relevance and reality.

  • This sounds like a B.S. ghetto lottery. There is no way that a captain in P.C. minority majority NYC would call suspects animals and racial slurs and tell his unit to shoot “animals” in the head because dead men tell no tales or whatever other Jolly Roger blood-in-the-water lawsuit nonsense these guys are claiming.

    You gotta be kidding me. It’d be the other way around.

    “Look, don’t shoot any of these Sons of Obama. I don’t know what you should do with ’em instead, (perhaps have a beer summit?) BUT NO SHOOTING!”

  • Mainstreaming_Diversity

    Today’s ethics demands that we condemn him for racism, but with equal ferocity we forbid anyone from openly asking what he had seen that caused him to draw his harsh conclusions about Diversity.

    Watch the anti-racist rhetoric closely, and you will see a pattern: there is never any legitimate and objective cause of racism, because racism is hate that resides within Whites; nothing that Whites observe is ever bad enough to justify the evil of racism.

    “Before the Knoxville Horror, I wasn’t a racist.”

    “The the passing of Channon and Christopher, an unfortunate and isolated incident that had nothing to do with race, didn’t make you into a racist. You were born a racist, and you just projected your vile and hateful biases upon the black defendants as a psychological coping mechanism to deal with your loss of power in a quickly changing and more diverse America, changing for the better, that is. You interpreted the events with your unearned White privilege, which is the core of your virulent and toxic racist hate.”

    “But still, those Diversity Sons of Obama who kidnapped, robbed, raped, tortured, mutilated, and murdered Channon and Christian knew their victims were White. As bad as racism is, the Knoxville Horror and Diversity are worse.”

    “Ignorant racist!”

    “I deem that offensive. I’m a proud racist.”

  • Well they do get to meet a large number of black crooks.

  • Aj

    In contrast, search warrants on predominantly white Staten Island were handled without kicking in doors, said the undercover.——————————–
    Cops in the ghetto have to kick down doors because if they knock the typical armed black criminal will simply shoot the cops through the door.

    Last week four cops were shot by a black criminal armed with an assault rifle when they went to arrest him.

    Maybe the cops  just got chewed out by some liberal supervisor who told them to knock politely and paid the price.

    If white suspects in Staten Island don’t do this then there is no reason to kick down the door. I can’t remember the last time I heard about cops getting shot by a white suspect.

  • Those poor, poor minority-group gun traffickers.  How dare the police treat them so badly!

    •  The irony of all this is that the libs squak and squeal for gun control, then they squak and squeal when the cops enforce the gun control laws they wanted so badly, the net result being that of almost all criminal laws:  Blacks and Hispanics arrested more often.

    • gemjunior

      “Those poor, poor minority-group gun traffickers. How dare the police treat them so badly!” I agree with you, how could the police be so evil as to treat them with such disrespect?  It’s amazing.  And to say such BAD WORDS about them?  That’s what gets me.  Why do the cops have to say these mean things – it’s obviously calculated to hurt their feelings.  So malicious.  That’s the kind of treatment that gives them low self esteem, causing the listlessness that leads to the need for social services, and of course leads also to black rage which leads to the very crime we are talking about.  The system.  The fault of the system, society.  I don’t know why it’s so hard to see. 

  • ageofknowledge

    Sounds fishy. Investigate.

  • Varina

    I don’t know how much of this to believe, but you have to know New York City.  Brownsville, Bed-Stuy and East New York are some of the worst neighborhoods in the City. I’m surprised this Capt. Coan lasted 2 years working those areas. It might as well be Zimbabwe.   

  • No

    Cops piss me off with their arrogance and nonsense but I feel for these whites who are still maintaining the thin blue line between us and the animals.

    Why any white still remains in New York City is beyond me.   You can’t work in a zoo and not come home smelling like a camel and have to scrape the gooey, smelly stuff off your shoes.  Same-same for a cop in NYC or any major urban hell-hole.

    Whatever perks come with the job have to be outweighed by the insanity of dealing with the negro.

    • curri

      You haven’t been in NYC in a long time . Special rules govern NYC  (because, along with DC, it’s the home of the American Empire’s ruling elite) that make it lot safer than you’d think: 

      NYC  also gets away with an elitist public education system that the DOJ and courts wouldn’t tolerate in  places where “lesser” whites live: 

      Black populations have been on the decline in both NYC and DC  for at least  10 years due to gentrification and the  “Section Eighting” of suburbs and small towns.  

      • No

        I defer to your greater knowledge of NYC.  You’re correct.  I’ts been a long time since I’ve visited.

        But . . . from the numbers I see, crime in NYC is overwhelmingly a black/minority problem.  That tells me that as a white cop, you’re going to spend time taking out the garbage and in this case that garbage is overwhelmingly non-white.

        I’m sure that after a while, even the initial fun of shooting or beating blacks grows old.

  • radical7

    Many right wing Whites, including police officers, often fantasize about murdering or harming Blacks and other non-Whites, espeically Blacks. I see it in the vehement comments on this board

    • thiudemir

      Many blacks and other non-whites  actually murder or harm whites and you are unmoved.

    • Sherman McCoy

      Ah, our resident troll has spewed.

      • The__Bobster

        Let Jamal clean up his own mess.

    • Boereseun

      Many left wing psychopaths, including ‘radical’ college undergrads and Tim Wise ‘onderbroek’ chasers, often fantasise about murdering, torturing or harming ‘racist’ whites, especially ‘ignorant rednecks’. I see it in the vehement college statements from lefty, liberal, do-gooders everyday.

    • Ingsoc

      What are you a mind reader?  

      How do YOU know what police officers think, let alone White police officers?

      You’ve been listening to Calypso Louie, haven’t you?

      • Boereseun

        “How do YOU know what police officers think, let alone White police officers?”

        Simple to explain really. Tim Wise, Alex Pareene and ‘not so radical’ 7 over here, base their comments of what ‘racist’ whites want to do to blacks on exactly what they would do to us ‘right wingers’ if they had the chance. It says absolutely zero about us but absolutely everything about them.

        The utter hubris of clatter that proliferates from their minds and mouths when the left describe what they think the ‘right wing’ will do when in power, is exactly what they want to do. It’s pure psychological transference of their inner most desires.

        • Ingsoc

          Tim Wise, Alex Pareene and ‘not so radical’ 7 are easy to dismiss.

          It is the powerful government and the powerful media that are spreading these hate-White messages over the airwaves inciting the rabble to attack us (while they stand back) — and then refuse to report on any attacks against Whites.

          This is what is dangerous. Our White lives are utterly worthless to the US government. Anyone who doesn’t think the government and media are the worst enemies of Whites is not paying attention. Blacks and Mexican are merely battering rams against White America.

  • KenelmDigby

    …. and the Trayvon bandwagon rolls on.

  • Here come the word police again.  I guess the SWAT team has to make all their arrests while being polite and courteous?  No one ever critiques what the criminals say to the police or their victims.

  • slobotnavitch

    First, I would assume that the complaints originated with black “detectives.”  Second, if you were an NYPD cop, confronted overwhelmingly with black criminals of low IQ, violent nature, and no respect not only for the law but for the rights of others, you’d probably gain some racist sentiments and perhaps (horrors!) give vent to them occasionally.

    Perhaps the real tragedy of this situation is that decent law-abiding blacks get tarred with the same brush as their ill-behaved and barbaric racial brethren.