Racist threats made on Cincy police radio

March 17, 2004 at 3:31 PM
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CINCINNATI, March 17 (UPI) -- A city radio technician accused of making racist threats on Cincinnati's fire and police emergency frequencies has been charged with two felonies.

The Cincinnati Enquirer said William Westerkamp delivered an inflammatory 45-minute tirade of white supremacist statements on a police band Feb. 22.

Westerkamp, 32, was suspended without pay but was not charged with a hate crime. A Hamilton County grand jury Tuesday indicted Westerkamp for disrupting public services and unauthorized use of city property, both felonies.

"It is a clearly a matter where someone -- seething in staggering anger -- first lost their senses, then their job, and now it appears he may lose his freedom," county prosecutor Mike Allen said.

Westerkamp is scheduled for arraignment next week.

Topics: Mike Allen
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