The mayor of Monticello New York went on a racial rant against his own officers after being arrested for drunk
Mayor Gordon Jenkins was arrested Saturday night on charges of drunken driving after arriving to survey the damage at the scene of a serious accident. A volunteer firefighter noticed that Jenkins appeared intoxicated and notified police officers on the scene, who then arrested Jenkins.
Video footage taken from police headquarters shows Jenkins alone in an interview room ranting about the officers who arrested him.
When an officer arrives in the room to question Jenkins, he makes it known that he believes his arrest was racially motivated.
After the officer later addresses him as “sir,” Jenkins replies: “Don’t call me sir.”
“Mayor? Is that better?” the officer questions.
“Don’t call me mayor,” Jenkins replies. “Call me n****r, because that’s what I am when I’m right here in handcuffs. But you know something? I don’t give a f**k.”
Jenkins also says he’s not going away after his arrest.
“What are you going to do? Put me in jail five years? I’ll get out in five years, and I going to f***ing tell you what the f**k you did to me, and I’m going to come back to you,” he tells an officer later.
Jenkins eventually pulled a clock off the wall because he said the officer did not come when he called to loosen his handcuffs.
Jenkins’ attorney, Michael Sussman, is challenging the DUI charge.
“People in Monticello who form his base have suffered indignities at the hands of the same police officers, and they understand what he was saying,” said Sussman.
Trustees of the city will discuss Jenkins’ future at a meeting on Dec. 6