A video obtained by TMZ showed a party last week in Glendale, Calif. reportedly attended by retired police officers watching a singer perform a racist song mocking and celebrating the death of Michael Brown.
The video, published early Tuesday morning, showed a singer ridiculing Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by white Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson in August.
The man sang following lyrics, to the tune of “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” as a room full of people at a charity dinner, held at an Elks Lodge, looked on:
Michael Brown learned a lesson about a messin’
With a badass policeman
And he’s bad, bad Michael Brown
Baddest thug in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
Meaner than a junkyard dog
Two men took to fightin’
And Michael punched in through the door
And Michael looked like some old Swiss cheese
His brain was splattered on the floor
And he’s dead, dead Michael Brown
Deadest man in the whole damn town
His whole life’s long gone
Deader than a roadkill dog
The singer was reportedly Gary Fishell, a former private investigator. He performed the song to an audience of cops because he thought they “would get a kick out of it,” his lawyer told TMZ.
“He’s a goofball who writes funny songs,” the lawyer told the site. He also stated that his client now understands the song was “off color and in poor taste.”
The dinner was put together by retired Los Angeles Police Department officer Joe Myers for 50 or 60 people, about half of whom were retired cops, the site reported.
The dinner was reportedly not an Elks Club event. “It’s deplorable and inappropriate the Lodge will take disciplinary action against [Fishell] and possibly the people who organized this event,” a trustee told TMZ.
Watch the video below:
h/t Raw Story